Events

2017 Events:

January 20:  ALCS Mini Institute, Atlanta, GA

9:30am Panel: Why is it so Difficult to Talk about Race, Culture, and Other Marginalizations in Children’s Literature?
Participants: Aisha Saeed, Ellen Oh, K.T. Horning, Tim Tingle, Edith Campbell, Sarah Park, Oralia Garza de Cortez

11:00am Panel: Passing the Mic Muslim Voices in Children’s Literature and Lessons Learned in the Pursuit of Equity and Inclusion
Participants: Aisha Saeed, Zareen Jaffery, Hena Khan

January 21: American Library Association, Atlanta, GA

11:30am: Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) Teen Pizza Party

3:00pm: Understanding Differences: Using Books to Illuminate The Immigrant Experience
Participants: Aisha Saeed, Ruth Behar, Hena Khan, Nancy Paulsen

February 11: Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Washington D.C.

3:00pm: Celeberating Diversity in Children's Literature
Participants: Aisha Saeed, Ellen Oh, Heidi Heilig

April 20: April is for Authors 

9:00am-3:00pm: Multiple panels 
Participants: Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Jason Reynolds, Greg Schmidt, Aaron Hartzler

July 7-10: Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators
Panels: TBA



2016 Events:

April 18 & 19: The Paidea School
April 18; 7:00pm Evening Presentation open to the public

May 25: Library of Congress
Panel: Immigration and Human Rights Matters with Meg Medina, Wendy Shang, Rene Colato

June 11:  

Barnes and Noble, Perimeter, GA
3:00pm
Panel with Gina Ciocca, Becky Albertalli, Rachael Allen, Roshani Chokshi, and Vicky Schecter

Barnes and Noble, Alpharetta, GA
12:00pm
Panel with: Gina Ciocca, Becky Albertalli

August 6: Greenville Literary Festival
Panel: Information TK 

November 21, 22: NCTE, Atlanta, GA


2015 Appearances:


March 8, 2015: Princeton University
Panel: Balancing art and spirituality
Princeton, New Jersey

March 28, 2015: ***Book Launch Party***
Little Shop of Stories
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Decatur, GA

April 11, 2015: Teen Book Con
Alief Taylor High School
Panel: The Hardest Thing with Gayle Forman, Jason Reynolds, Elizabeth Wein, and Kevin Emerson
Houston, TX

April 15-17, 2015: Texas Library Association

April 15: Young Adult Round Table (YART) Tea with Texas Librarians

April 16:  Panel: Rising Stars of YA Literature with Sabaa Tahir, Rebecca Albertalli, David Arnold, and Hannah Moskowitz

April 17: Book Signing at the Penguin booth, 10:30am
Austin, TX 

April 18, 2015: LA Times Book Prize Awards
Presenter for Book Prize in Young Adult Literature
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

April 19, 2015: LA Times Festival of Books
Panel with Neil Schusterman, Isabel Quintero
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

April 19, 2015: ABA Children's Institute 
Author Reception and Signing
Hilton Hotel
Pasadena, CA

April 20, 2015: ABA Children's Institute
Panel Talk on diversity in bookstores
Hilton Hotel
Pasadena, CA

May 16, 2015: Gaithersburg Book Festival
11:15 Panel with Tracey Baptiste, Ellen Oh, Gene Luen Yang
12:30 Signing
Gaithersburg, MD

May 17, 2015: Politics and Prose Bookstore
Signing and Book reading with Jennifer Zobair author of Painted Hands
5:00PM
Washington D.C.

May 30, 2015: BEA BookCon
Panel: Saturday 12:00pm with Sabaa Tahir, Marie Lu, and Renee Ahdieh
Javitz Convention Center
New York, NY

May 31, 2015: BEA BookCon
Panel: 11:15: WNDB Presents: Luminaries in Children's Literature with Sherman Alexie, David Leviathan, Libba Bray, Meg Medina, and Jacqueline Woodson
Javitz Convention Center
New York, NY 

June 5, 2015: 6:00pm Avid Bookstore
Book reading and signing with Jasmine Warga and Rebecca Albertalli
493 Prince Ave, 
Athens, Georgia 30601

June 6, 2015: 7:00pm Malaprops Bookstore
Book Reading and signing with Jasmine Warga and Rebecca Albertalli
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC

June 17, 2015: Girls of Summer Kickoff Event
Event: Girls of Summer kick o event celebrating select group of books, this year will be mine!
Richmond Public Library
Richmond, VA

June 28, 2015: ALA Annual Meeting
Panel with Ellen Oh, Soman Chainani, Cynthia Leiteich Smith, Stephanie Kuehn, and Cindy Pon
San Francisco, CA 

September 5, 2015: Decatur Book Festival
Faithfully Feminist Panel
Atlanta, GA 10:00AM September 5, Ballroom A Marriot

September 6, 2015: Decatur Book Festival
Young Adult Panel
Panel with Renee Ahideh and Sabaa Tahir
Teen Stage 2:00PM September 6
 
September 12, 2015: Bookmarks Festival
Panel with Matt de la Pena, Patricia.
Hanesbrand Theater

October 19-20, 2015: Loudon County Library 
School visits and library talks in Leesburg Virginia

October 24: Open Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Time/Details: TK

Previous Appearances

September 20, 2014: NAIBA Arlington, VA
Author signing reception 

May 31, 2014: BookCon
Javitz Convention Center 
New York, NY
Panel: The World Agrees: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Keep checking back for more info on upcoming appearances and interviews!