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Authors, Illustrators,Theorists

2019 Featured Speakers


2019 Speakers

Steve Sheinkin

  •  Young adult and middle grade nonfiction author

    • New book ©2019 Born to Fly: The First Women’s Air Race Across America

    • Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the Most Dangerous Weapon

    • The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

    • Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

    • Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle School Football Team

    • Lincoln’s Grave Robbers

    • The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Adventure Story

Susan  L. Roth

  •  Children’s author & cut-n-torn paper illustrator

    • New book ©2019 Birds of a Feather: Bowerbirds and Me

    • New book ©2019 Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words

    • Every Month is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World

    • Playing with Osito Jugando Con Baby Bear

    • See You Later, Amigo: An American Border Tale

    • Parrots Over Puerto Rico

    • Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

    • Do Re Mi, If You Can Read Music, Thank Guido D’Arrezo


Author/Illustrator of 55 Books
Primary medium: Collage

Timothy Walker

Educational Theorist, Timothy Walker is a former American teacher who now teaches 5th grade in Helsinki, Finland. He is the author of Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms, which focuses on promoting creativity, agency, joy, and love of learning.

  • New book © Dec. 2019 In Teachers We Trust: The Finnish Way to World-Class Schools
  • Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms

Elizabeth Zunon

  • Children’s multi-textile artist-illustrator

    • New book ©2019 Grandpa Cocoa: A Tale of Chocolate, From Farm to Family 

    • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    • My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey

    • Lala Salama: A Tanzanian Lullaby 

    • One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia

Past Speakers

Henry Cole
Kate Messner
Ciona Rouse
Lisa Wilde
Mariana Souto-Manning
Sharon Draper
Donalyn Miller
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Ciona Rouse