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Saturday, February 8 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Using Picture Books to Build Empathy, Compassion, and Courage (K-8)

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Picture books are powerful catalysts for change. This panel features authors of picture book biographers and/or narrative nonfiction picture books that honor and celebrate marginalized voices. The authors will share how their books can be used to build empathy, compassion, and courage. 

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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 →
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Meeg Pincus

Meeg Pincus is the author of MIEP AND THE MOST FAMOUS DIARY (2019, SLJ and Kirkus starred reviews) and WINGED WONDERS (2020, Kirkus starred review) and 13 other picture books in various stages of production. She loves to write about "solutionaries" who help people, animals & the... Read More →

Emma Bland Smith

Emma Bland Smith, a librarian and writer based in San Francisco, is the author of ten children’s books. Her first picture book, Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West, won Bank Street College’s Cook Prize and Northland College’s SONWA award... Read More →
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Andrea Wang

Andrea Wang is the author of the award-winning picture books THE NIAN MONSTER (APALA Honor) and MAGIC RAMEN (Freeman Book Award Honor). She has also written seven nonfiction books for the educational market and has two forthcoming picture books and two middle grade novels. Andrea... Read More →

Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST