Schedule of Events


Tuesday, December 6

Readings by Anika Aldamuy Denise

Grades 1,2 and 4

Phenomenal AOC

Grade 3

Picture Book Biography: Rita Moreno, AOC, and Pura Belpre

Readings by Deborah Freedman

Preschool - Grade 1

Tiny Dino

Grade 3

Tiny Dino with a focus on creative ways to discuss the evolutionary path of dinosaurs to birds

Book Signings:

3:45pm - 4:45pm Deborah Freedman (Tiny Dino)

4pm - 5pm Amy Gallo (Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People) and HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict)

Details here:

Wednesday, December 7

Reading by Christopher Denise, Illustrator

Preschool & Grade 1

Knight Owl

Readings by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson

Grade 2

Multicultural publishing for over 30 years, Wade’s & Cheryl’s favorite picture book
recommendations for the 2023 Picture Book Award

Grade 8

Defiant Growing Up in Jim Crow South, and Recognize!

RSVP for this event here.

Readings by Danielle Greendeer

Grade 3

Keepunumuk Weeachumun's Thanksgiving Story with focus on reading and making connections with and for students about the need to revisit and redress the myth of Thanksgiving from an indigenous perspective

Kindergarten and YK

Keepunumuk Weeachumun's Thanksgiving Story with focus on sharing aspects of Keepunumuk from the perspective of plants and animals who are often left out of retellings (nature-based program)

Book Signings at the Book Fair:

3:45-4:45 - Jeanette Bradley (Something Great; No Voice Too Small, and other titles)

3:45-4:45 - Danielle Greendeer (Keepunumuk Weeachumun's Thanksgiving Story)

4:00-5:00 - Christopher Denise and Anika Aldamuy Denise (Phenomenal AOC and other titles)

4:00-5:00 - Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson (Defiant Growing Up in Jim Crow South, Recognize!, and other titles)

6-6:30 pm

Joukowsky Family Library 20th Anniversary Celebration

6:30-7:30 pm

Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson publishers of Just Us Books, Q&A, book signing (Details here).

Thursday, December 8

Karla Harry Visiting Author: Karina Yan Glaser

Grades 2-3, “Writing Your Story” workshop, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Grade 4, “Writing Your Story” workshop, with an emphasis on the craft of writing

Section A/C Tamar Paull and Sophie Jackson - "Using setting to bring a story life" workshop

Dan Abdo, Graphic Novelist

Keri King's 7th/8th Grade Elective

Grade 6 - Comic consultation and drawing session

Book Signings at the Book Fair:

3:45-4:45 - Karina Yan Glaser

4:00-5:00 - Dan Abdo Blue, Barry, and Pancakes

Friday, December 9

Karla Harry Visiting Author: Karina Yan Glaser

Grade 5, “Writing Authentic Characters” workshop

Grade 7, "Using Setting to Bring a Book to Life” workshop

Grades 6 & 8 “Writing Your Story” workshop with an emphasis on A Duet for Home