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Author Meetups

Author Meetups are fast-paced, high-energy sessions that offer you a chance to meet seven established and up-and-coming authors in a small-group setting.

Four Author Meetups are offered simultaneously, both in the morning and the afternoon: Early Reader, Middle Grade, Early Young Adult, and Older Young Adult.

Your Children's Literature Day registration includes one Author Meetup of your choosing. Attendees will receive one book from each featured author in their selected Meetup.

Early Reader (ages 4–8)

  • Elise Broach
  • Minh Lê
  • Lesléa Newman
  • Peter H. Reynolds
  • Rob Sanders
  • Andrea Tsurumi
  • Carole Boston Weatherford

Middle Grade (ages 8–12)

  • Blue Balliett
  • Rob Buyea
  • Karina Yan Glaser
  • Varian Johnson
  • Megan McDonald
  • Jonathan Stokes
  • Janet Tashjian

Early Young Adult (ages 12–14)

  • Ashley Herring Blake
  • Vera Brosgol
  • Ali Fadhil
  • Adib Khorram
  • Tochi Onyebuchi
  • James Preller
  • Suzanne Slade

Older Young Adult (ages 14+)

  • Brandy Colbert
  • Jennifer Donaldson
  • Samantha Mabry
  • Alison McGhee
  • Maura Milan
  • Marit Weisenberg
  • Suzanne Young

Please note: Presenters, dates, times, and topics are subject to change.