will be kicking off Check It Out! A Candlewick Book Club at ALA Midwinter
Virtual with New York Times bestseller The Black Friend: On Being a Better
White Person by Frederick Joseph as the first pick for the monthlong
read-along. School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Cicely Lewis
will be our first host for this read-along, which will be starting in February.
For this special kickoff, we are featuring a video conversation between Lewis
and author Frederick Joseph at our online booth and on our YouTube channel on
the opening day, Friday, January 22. Please be sure to tune in!
Education Sessions, Caldecott Honor recipient and Robert F. Sibert Medal winner
Juana Martinez-Neal will be speaking with fellow picture book artists Cat Min
and Cátia Chien during A Seat at the Table: The Power of BIPOC Women
Illustrators, a panel moderated by former Caldecott committee member Alia
Jones. The illustrators will share personal stories of the women artists who
continue to inspire them and reflect on ways to increase access and equity for
other women artists. Attendees can also check out the PopTop Stage for a
brand-new recording of the podcast The Yarn featuring a discussion between host
Travis Jonker and picture book creator Jon Klassen. They talk about all things
picture books, including Klassen’s exciting new title The Rock from the Sky,
publishing this April. Don’t miss these great presentations!
events, Candlewick will be hosting a special virtual preview with guests of
honor Meg Medina, author of the Newbery Medal winner Merci Suárez Changes
Gears, and Coretta Scott King Honor recipient Kekla Magoon on Sunday, January
24, at 6 PM ET. Sign up for the Candlewick CIRC e-newsletter on candlewick.com
to get more information for this online event, including the registration
If you’re looking
for sneak peeks at new titles, special giveaways, and new resources, please
stop by Candlewick’s online booth. Attendees will also be able to chat with
staff, so be sure to come and say hello!