ALSC PREconference Agenda

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Registration & Check-in

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Welcome and Introductions

Panel: Perceive featuring honorees David Milgrim ("Go Otto Go!" Geisel Honor), Taylor Norman, Associate Editor, Children’s, Chronicle Books LLC ("Over the Ocean," Batchelder Honor), Greg Pizzoli ("Good Night Owl," Geisel Honor), Eric Rohmann ("Giant Squid," Sibert Honor), Brendan Wenzel ("They All Saw a Cat," Caldecott Honor), Lauren Wolk ("Wolf Hollow," Newbery Honor)
Our life's experiences color the way we perceive the world around us. Our honoree panelists offer their insights into the different ways we observe our environments.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Lunch (included)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM   | Panel: Rise featuring honorees Ashley Bryan ("Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan," Newbery Honor), R. Gregory Christie ("Freedom in Congo Square," Caldecott Honor),
Alexandra Diaz ("The Only Road," Pura Belpré (Author) Honor), Representative, NorthSouth Books, Inc. ("As Time Went By," Batchelder Honor), Representative, Simon & Schuster ("The Ballad of a Broken Nose," Batchelder Honor)
In small and large ways, people meet life’s injustices with resilience and hope. We speak with honoree panelists about these books that chronicle rising above adversity.
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM  | Break
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM  | Panel: Engage featuring honorees Vera Brosgol ("Leave Me Alone!" Caldecott Honor), Carson Ellis ("Du Iz Tak?" Caldecott Honor), Candace Fleming ("Giant Squid," Sibert Honor),
Adam Gidwitz ("The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog," Newbery Honor), Kara LaReau ("The Infamous Ratsos," Geisel Honor), Matt Myers ("The Infamous Ratsos," Geisel Honor)
Literature has the power to enthrall, stretching thinking and sparking discussions with the page, oneself, and others. Here we engage with creators whose works inspire conversations and connections.
Wrap Up & Conclusions