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Saturday, February 8 • 9:00am - 10:00am
People Power: Nonfiction Picture Bios (K-8)

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People created history. People make the present. People will build the future. The stories of people are powerful inspirations; their lives serve as lessons. In this panel, authors of nonfiction picture biographies discuss their commitment to telling stories about people that matter. Some possible discussion questions could include: What are the challenges of writing about people? What is the research process?

Presenters
avatar for Nancy Churnin

Nancy Churnin

Children's book author
Nancy Churnin is the award-winning author of eight picture book biographies, with two 2020 releases: Beautiful Shades of Brown, the Art of Laura Wheeler Waring, the first picture book biography of this groundbreaking African American artist, released Feb. 4 by Creston Books/Lerner... Read More →
avatar for Allison Kimmel

Allison Kimmel

Writer/Teacher
I released a nonfiction picture book- THE ETERNAL SOLDIER- with little bee books last May and this June, I am set to release another nonfiction picture book- UNBEATABLE BETTY- with HarperCollins. It tells Betty Robinson’s story, the first woman who won Olympic gold for track and... Read More →
avatar for Andrea J. Loney

Andrea J. Loney

Author, Penguin Random House Knopf
I am a picture book author who believes that every kid should get to see themselves as the hero on the cover of a book. I love to discuss the power of animal stories, nonfiction, biographies, and diversity including race/ethnicity as well as social class, religion, sexual orientation/identity... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
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