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June 25, 2017 – ALA Annual – POPTOP Stage – 9:15AM WNDB Presents: Spooky Tales for Middle Grade Readers – Spirit Hunters signing 3:00 to 3:30 at HarperCollins booth
January 20, 2017 – ALA Midwinter -PopTop Stage—We Need Diverse Books Presents: “Flying Lessons & Other Stories” for Every Middle Grade Reader – 11:50AM
November 19, 2016 – NCTE Flying Lessons signing 2:00pm RandomHouse booth.
June 25, 2016 – ALA Annual – YALSA panel 1pm-2:30pm, signing at RH book 3:00pm, booth 2303
April 30 and May 1, 2016 – Yallwest, Los Angeles, CA
September 26, 2015 – Baltimore Book Festival, WNDB panel at 3:30pm
September 5, 2015– The Library of Congress – National Book Festival, Washington, DC 12:00 presentation with 1:00pm signing.
June 28, 2015 -2:00pm ALA San Francisco signing at Harper Booth – 3:00pm ALA SF – WNDB Presents: How to move from talk to action-WNDB believes that librarians are in a perfect position to be the wave of change needed to bring diverse books to center stage. Not only by reaching out to those readers who traditionally do not see themselves reflected in children’s literature, but by bringing diversity to all children. Attendees will discuss how best to book talk diverse books and will be given strategies to engage in constructive dialogue with regards to those diverse books (classic and modern) that may perpetuate stereotypes. Panelists will also discuss issues of privilege, bias, and cultural context and the importance of the ongoing need for diverse narratives. Panelists – Gene Luen Yang, Stephanie Kuehn, Cynthia Leitich-Smith, Cindy Pon, Ellen Oh and Aisha Saeed.
May 29, 2015 – 1:00PM BEA panel with Linda Sue Park, Matt de la Pena, Tim Federle, Lamar Giles – Room 1E10 – E Hallway
May 16, 2015 – 11:00am At Gaithersburg Book Festival with Gene Luen Yang, Tracey Baptiste, Aisha Saeed
May 1, 2015 – 7:00pm Windows and Mirrors: A Closer Look at the Importance of Diversity in youth Literature at Frederick Reads, Frederick, Maryland with Lamar Giles, Meg Medina, Caroline Richmond, Robin Talley
April 30, 2015 – Library of Congress Young Readers Center and the Center for the Book’s Dia Symposium with Kwame Alexander, Meg Medina, Tim Tingle, Gigi Amateau
April 19-20, 2015 – 6:15pm American BookSeller’s Association, ABC Children’s Institute
April 15, 2015 – 1pm Maryland SOMIRAC presentation
January 30, 2015 – ALA Diversity Day
November 22, 2014 – NCTE, several events including signing and WNDB panel.
September 26, 2014 – Baltimore Book Festival, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
September 20, 2014 – NAIBA, Crystal City, VA, WNDB reception 7:00pm to 8:00pm
May 31, 2014 -BEA/BookCon – The World Agrees: #WeNeedDiverseBooks, 10:00 am -11:00 am, Jacob Javits Conference Center, BookCon, Location: Room 1E02, Speakers: Aisha Saeed, Ellen Oh, Grace Lin, I.W. Gregorio, Jacqueline Woodson, Lamar Giles, Marieke Nijkamp, Matt de la Peña, Mike Jung
March 8, 2014 – NOVA Teen Festival
February 11, 2014, 7:00pm, Arlington Library, Diversity in YA, featuring Robin Talley Ellen C. Oh and Shirrin Nicole, with awesome moderator Jon Skovron.
February 1, 2014 – 2:00pm – YA panel with Megan Shepherd, Victoria Schwab and Stephanie Perkins at Bethesda library, Bethesda, MD with Politics & Prose.
January 31, 2014 – 7:00pm – YA panel with Megan Shepherd, Victoria Schwab and Stephanie Perkins at Hooray for Books, Alexandra, VA
May 18, 2013 – 2:15pm – Young Adult panel with Jessica Spotswood at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. Ogden Nash Young Adult Pavilion. Signing at 3:15.
January 25, 2013 – 6:30pm – I will be at a book signing event with Beth Revis (ACROSS THE UNIVERSE), Victoria Schwab (THE NEAR WITCH), and Jodi Meadows (INCARNATE) at Barnes and Noble, Charlottesville, VA.
January 6, 2013 (2:30PM) – I’m excited to announce that the PROPHECY book launch will be held at the Bethesda library!
January 12, 2013 (3:30) – I will be at an author event with Jessica Spotswood and Alex Lidell at Hooray for Books, Alexandria, VA. My short story, Last Day, is in the anthology DIVERSE ENERGIES which is now available in stores! GOODREADS GIVEAWAY! 10 ARCs of PROPHECY are being given away between now and October 8th, 2012. Click here to enter. PROPHECY is scheduled for release on January 2nd, 2013