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Celebrate Children’s Book Week by attending a family-friendly virtual event discussing food, culture, and communities!
Join IndiesUNITE! for a virtual panel celebrating Children's Book Week. Hosted by Kevin Maillard, author of the Sibert Medal and the American Indian Youth Literature Honor-winning book Fry Bread, and featuring authors and illustrators, including Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Raúl the Third (¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat & ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market), Caldecott Award-winning Andrea Wang (Luli and the Language of Tea, Watercress), Cheryl Chepusova (Noodles, Please! A to Z Foods of the World), and Michael Genhart (May Your Life Be Deliciosa).
About the Authors:
Kevin Maillard is Professor of Law at Syracuse University, a contributor to the New York Times and a co-founder of Black Stream Partners LLC. He is the debut author of Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, a picture book illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, which won the Sibert Medal and the American Indian Youth Literature Honor.
Raúl the Third is the bestselling, three-time Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator of the World of ¡Vamos! series and the illustrator of Schneider Family Award Honoree Stuntboy, in the Meantime, written by Jason Reynolds.
Michael Genhart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California. He is the author of several picture books including: Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways , Peanut Butter & Jellyous, Mac & Geeeez!, Cake & I Scream!, So Many Smarts!, I See You, Rainbow: A First Book of Pride, Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music , as well as Love Is Love and May Your Life Be Deliciosa.
Andrea Wang is an acclaimed author of children’s books. Her book Watercress was awarded the Caldecott Medal, a Newbery Honor, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, a New England Book Award, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. Her other books, Luli and the Language of Tea, The Many Meanings of Meilan, Magic Ramen, and The Nian Monster, have also received awards and starred reviews. Andrea holds an M.S. in Environmental Science and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing for Young People.
Cheryl Yau Chepusova is a designer, writer, and author of the Big Cities Little Foodies travel series and Noodles, Please! A to Z Foods of the World. Her writing has appeared in Design Observer, Metropolis, Print, and others. She spends her days designing apps and software for companies like Slack, Pinterest, The New York Times, and Squarespace.
Seven independent bookstores across the country have joined forces to become IndiesUNITE!, a collaborative project offering a series of hard-hitting virtual events that challenge the status quo, question our current standards, and leave no curiosity left unexplored. Launched in 2020, IndiesUNITE! hosts several virtual events throughout the year, engaging educators, parents, and readers of all ages. Attendees and participants are encouraged to share their experience on social media using the hashtag #IndiesUnite2022.
Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national celebration of literacy, books for young people, and the joy of reading in the United States. The 2022 Children’s Book Week will take place during May 2-8 and November 7-13, 2022.
Ages 3 - 8