Annual Convention: November 17-20, 2022      2022 Dates & Deadlines

Build Your Stack® Sessions

Join us for Build Your Stack® sessions in Exhibit Hall B.


10:30 A.M.
Author Stuart Gibbs Presents Mission: Write! A New Creative Writing Video Series
The New York Times bestselling author of the Spy School (and many others!) series, Stuart Gibbs has made a creative writing videos series, focusing on providing real world tips for aspiring young writers. Stuart Gibbs will talk about the different topic focuses of the videos, where the idea for a series came from, and how to use the program with your students.
Sponsored by Simon & Schuster

11:00 A.M.
Lighting the Way: Poetry to Bring Joy and Dialogue into Your Classroom
Mary-Kate Sableski, University of Dayton
Ryan Colwell, Fairfield University

11:30 A.M.
New and Awesome Audio!
Sarah Ressler Wright, RB Hayes High School
Jenell Igeleke Penn, The Ohio State University

12:00 P.M.
Exploring the Pandemic through Literature for Youth
Kathy G. Short, University of Arizona
Desiree Cueto, Western Washington University
Loren Reyes, University of Arizona

12:30 P.M.
Beyond the Book Series Who Would Win; Nonfiction Books That Engage and Inspire All Readers
Mandy Robek
Bitsy Parks

1:00 P.M.
Books That Center Family Stories
Lynsey Burkins, Dublin City Schools
Franki Sibberson, SproutFive, Columbus, OH
Tracey Flores, The University of Texas at Austin
Sandra Osorio, Erickson Institute Chicago

1:30 P.M.
Nonfiction Graphic Novels
Kasey Short, Charlotte Country Day School

2:00 P.M.
Translanguaging in Middle Grade Books
Carla España, Rye Country Day School
Luz Yadira Herrera, California State University, Channel Islands

2:30 P.M.
Join Disney, Bloomsbury, and HarperCollins for a preview of some of our 2023 kids and YA titles!
Beth Eller, Bloomsbury
Mimi Rankin, HarperCollins Children’s Books
Dina Sherman, Disney Publishing

3:00 P.M.
Read to Resist: MG, YA, and Adult Titles That Make Us Stand Up and Speak Out!
Nawal Qarooni, NQC Literacy LLC
Samira Ahmed, Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Sara Ahmed, Catherine Cook School

3:30 P.M.
Reading Many Voices: Anthologies and Collections for MS/HS
Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer, Inc.
Jodi-Beth Hazel, IDEA Public Schools

4:00 P.M.
Stories with Pictures for the Secondary Classroom
Carrie Santo-Thomas

4:30 P.M.
Indigenous Authors and Artists
Saba Khan Vlach, University of Iowa, Iowa City

5:00 P.M.
Latinx Stories for All Grade Levels
Megan Jensen
Alexandra Villasante
Ismée Williams

5:30 P.M.
Building a Diverse Nonfiction Text Set
Roberta Price-Gardner, Kennesaw State University

6:00 P.M.
Ordinary Joy: Appreciating Ordinariness in Texts
S. Travis Crowder, East Alexander Middle School



11:00 A.M.
YA Mirrors for Muslim Students
Zainab Jabak

11:30 A.M.
How The Light Gets In: Illuminating Mental Health
Matters with Picture Books
Aliza Werner

12:00 P.M.
Using Children’s Picture Books to Examine Deeper Concepts in the Secondary English Language Arts Classroom
Vivett Dukes, Stony Brook University

12:30 P.M.
Publishers Spotlight Sponsored Session

1:30 P.M.
Latinx Stories for All Grade Levels
Megan Jensen
Ismée Williams
Alexandra Villasante

2:30 P.M.
Books That Celebrate “Black Beauty”
Laura Haney, Meadowfield Elementary School, Richland One, Columbia, SC

3:00 P.M.
Finding Hope
Greg Micek, Maercker School District 60/Holmes Primary School

3:30 P.M.
Art, Design, and Story: How Endpapers Give Readers Clues about Picture Books
April Larremore, Dallas Independent School District
Jill Culmo, Dallas Independent School District

4:00 P.M.
Possibilities of Poetry
Clare Landrigan, Heinemann
Aeriale Johnson, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project

4:30 P.M.
Honoring the Lived Experiences of Transnational Students
Stella Villalba, Dublin City Schools

5:00 P.M.
Doodling as Deep Thinking: Texts to Explore Sketchnoting with Students
Jen Vincent, Carl Sandburg Middle School



8:30 A.M.
Translingual Mentor Texts in the Borderlands
Katie Trautman, The University of Texas at Austin
Tracey Flores, The University of Texas at Austin
Kathryn Rosa, The University of Texas at Austin
Tess Covey, The University of Texas at Austin

9:00 A.M.
Friends, Food, and Fauna
Andrea Wang, Kokila Books
JaNay Brown-Wood, Charlesbridge
David L. Harrison, Holiday House/Charlesbridge/Boyds Mills
Jason Chin

10:00 A.M.
Picture Books with Read Aloud Potential
Jillian Heise, Heise Reads & Recommends

11:00 A.M.
Reclaiming the Palestinian Narrative: Literary Mirrors and Windows
Sawsan Jaber, Education Unfiltered Consulting

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