A collaborative project offering a series of hard-hitting virtual events that challenge the status quo, question our current standards, and leave no curiosity left unexplored.
Children’s Book Week Event: A Celebration of Food, Culture, and Communities
Celebrate Children’s Book Week by attending a family-friendly virtual event celebrating food, culture, and communities as represented in children’s books! Hosted by Kevin Maillard, author of the Sibert Medal and the American Indian Youth Literature Honor-winning book Fry Bread, and featuring authors and illustrators, including Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Raúl the Third (¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat & ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market), Caldecott Award-winning Andrea Wang (Luli and the Language of Tea), Cheryl Chepulsova (Noodles, Please! A to Z Foods of the World), and Michael Genhart (May Your Life Be Deliciosa). This free event will take place online, offering author and illustrator spotlights, a group conversation about food and culture in children’s books, and an illustration demonstration, geared for children up to age eight; all are welcome to attend. This event is held in partnership with Bookshop.org and the Children’s Book Council.
If you are an author, illustrator, or independent bookstore interested in participating in this event series, please fill out this interest form, and we will reach out to you shortly. Thank you!
Warren Binford, compiler of Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz
Michael Garcia Bochenek, senior counsel to the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch
Moderator: Christina Scott, public interest attorney
Jessica Curry, author, writer, work-at-home full-time mother, Happy Mama Happy Babies blog
with special guest Parker Curry, Parker Looks Up
Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, Associate Professor of Sociology, John Jay College, Parent Like It Matters
Michael Genhart, PhD, author and licensed clinical psychologist, Love is Love
Moderator: Mercedes Samudio, founder, Diversity in Parenting, Inc., Shame-Proof Parenting