Event Details

Kickoff, Friday, October 1st 

Monday through Friday, October 4-29, 2021 at 1 pm EST

Cost: Free

Are you a K-12 educator, administrator, or homeschooling parent, who wants to provide your students with the opportunity to meet some of their favorite writers and illustrators? Distance is no problem for our virtual sessions. Join us for a month-long, virtual event packed with daily literary discussions led by creators of beloved books and series. Choose to attend multiple sessions each week or pick and choose from the themes most relevant to your students. With our emphasis on classroom participation, your students will be able to benefit from the experience of engaging with working authors — and they’ll be able to pepper them with questions as well!

Inspire your students’ love of reading by sharing some works by our authors!
African Icons

Tracey Baptiste

Alex's Good Fortune

Benson Shum

The Babysitters Club

Ann M. Martin

Change Sings

Loren Long

Escpae From Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Chris Grabenstein

Hair Love

Vashti Harrison

I Grab the Mic

Malik 16

History Smashers

Kate Messner

The Raconteur's Commonplace Book

Kate Milford

PUZZLOO!ES: Space Cats to the Rescue

Jerry Craft

Last Kids on Earth

Max Brallier

Simon B. Rhymin'

Dwayne Reed

Friends Forever

LeUyen Pham and Shannon Hale

Cardboard Kingdom

Chad Sell

The Bridge Home

Padma Venkatraman

The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round

Wendy Shang & Lorian Tu


Laurie Halse Anderson


Kayla Miller

Bots series

Jay Cooper


Russell Ginns

We’re here to meet you where you are to help you inspire and strengthen your students’ love for reading. What better way to learn than from direct sessions with nationally prominent authors and illustrators?

Best of all: the virtual event is free and accessible for everyone from anywhere — all we need is your registration.