Library programs are great opportunities for parents and children to bond over reading together. These amazing speakers’ books are enjoyed by audiences of all ages. In their engaging workshops, entertaining conversations, and informative talks, these speakers bring a marvelous experience for parents and children to enjoy together.
Rachel Ignotofsky: New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of Women in Science
Inspiring Girls to Embrace STEM
Rachel Ignotofsky addresses the process of using illustration to make dense information fun and accessible.
Dr. Ibram Kendi: National Book Award-winning historian and New York Times-bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist
Teaching Children To Connect Across Differences
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi offers advice that is grounded in research and relatable real-world experience for parents to help their children respond to the news and become antiracists.
E. Lockhart: New York Times-bestselling author of We Were Liars
Tapping Your Creativity
E. Lockhart hosts creative writing workshops on tapping your unique voice as a storyteller and shares tools she uses to create compelling narratives.
Matt de la Peña: New York Times-bestselling author of books for children and young adults
Writing for Children
Matt de la Peña discusses the art of writing for children and the complicated themes that resonate with young readers and encourages them to find beauty in their everyday lives.
Abdi Nor Iftin: Author of Call Me American and immigrant rights advocate
Call Me American
Abdi Nor Iftin chronicles his incredible journey from Somali refugee to American resident. Published first as a memior, Call Me American has been adapted for young readers. Iftin shares the gripping story of his journey into young adulthood.
Amanda Lucidon: Obama White House photographer, award-winning filmmaker, and New York Times-bestselling author
Imagine the Possibilities: A Talk for Young Women and Girls
Amanda Lucidon shares stories that will inspire young women and girls to envision the possibilities of their futures, encouraging them to confront challenges, try new things, and use their voice and talents to make a positive impact.
Maya-Camille Broussard: Netflix’s Bake Squad star and Owner of Justice of the Pies
“I Knead Love” Workshop
Maya- Camille Broussard offers an “I Knead Love” workshop for kids from low-income households to learn basic cooking skills, healthy eating habits, and nutrition.
Meg Wolitzer: Author of Millions of Maxes and To Night Owl From Dogfish
Switching Hats: Writing for Adults and Young Readers
Meg Wolitzer talks about what it takes for a novelist to write for an adult audience and then turn around and also write for children and teenagers.