SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS 2020 SMILING BOOK AND ELECTRIC PLUGS SPARKING


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We hope this year’s online Festival will allow you and your students to participate in new ways! Below is the schedule for Children’s, Middle Grade, and YA. (They’re also included with the other books in the official schedule.) Please let us know (sfb1@humtn.org) if your class plans to tune in for a session!

Each session will be recorded and can be watched almost immediately upon its conclusion. If your students cannot make the live version of the session but would still like to submit a question for the author, please send it along to sfb1@humtn.org.


CHILDREN’S

Click, Clack Good Night Cover
OCT 3: 9:30 AM
Click, Clack, Good Night
Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Time to Roar Cover and A MAgic Spark: An Acorn Book (Fairylight Friends #1) Cover
OCT 3: 1:00 PM
In Conversation: Olivia Cole and Jessica Young

Time to Roar and A Magic Spark
Illustoria Magazine Cover with Frogs
OCT 7: 4:00 PM
Illustoria Live: DIY Abstract Expressionism
Create and Make Activity!
Who Gives a Poop? Cover
OCT 10: 2:00PM
Who Gives a Poop? Surprising Science from One End to the Other
by Heather L. Montgomery
Robobaby Book Cover
OCT 7: 6:30 PM
Robobaby by David Wiesner

MIDDLE GRADE

The Vanderbeekers, How to Get Away with Myrtle and The June Boys Book Covers
OCT 2: 12:15 PM
The Whole Wide World: Elizabeth Bunce, Karina Yan Glaser, and Courtney Stevens

The Vanderbeekers: Lost and Found, How to Get Away with Myrtle, and The June Boys
Stealing Mt. Rushmore and King and the Dragon Flies Book Covers
TBA
In Conversation: Kacen Callendar and Daphne Kalmar
Stealing Mt. Rushmore and King and the Dragon
Every Bone a Prayer and The Places We Sleep Covers
OCT 3: 12:30 PM
In Conversation: Ashley Blooms and Caroline DuBois

Every Bone a Prayer and The Places We Sleep
American Dog and Storm Dog Covers
OCT 3: 3:00 PM
In Conversation: L.M. Elliott and Jennifer Li Shotz

American Dog and Storm Dog
Kenny & the Book of Beasts Cover
OCT 5: 12:30 PM
Kenny and the Book of Beasts

Tony DiTerlizzi
Illustoria Magazine Cover with Frogs
OCT 7: 4:00 PM
Illustoria Live: DIY Abstract Expressionism

Create and Make Activity!
OCT 8: 12:30 PM
In Conversation: Renée Watson and Meg Medina

Ways to Make Sunshine and Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away
Caterpillar Summer, Tune It Out, and Zora & Me The Summoner Covers
OCT 10: 11:15 AM
Girlhood Revelations: Middle Grade Novels

Caterpillar Summer, Tune It Out, and Zora & Me: The Summoner

YOUNG ADULT

Not So Pure and Simple and The Gravity of Us covers
OCT 4: 3:15 AM
In Conservation: Phil Stamper and Lamar Giles

Not So Pure and Simple and The Gravity of Us
The Fountains of Silence and Games of Deception covers
OCT 5: 12:30 PM
In Conversation: Ruta Sepetys and Andrew Maraniss

The Fountains of Silence and Games of Deception
This is My America
OCT 6: 12:30 PM
This is My America

Kim Johnson
(See Below for Writing Activity)
The Light in Hidden Places and Kent State covers
OCT 7: 12:15 PM
In Conversation: Sharon Cameron and Deborah Wiles

The Light in Hidden Places and Kent State
Illustoria Magazine Cover with Frogs
OCT 7: 4:00 PM
Illustoria Live: DIY Abstract Expressionism

Create and Make Activity!
Cinderella is Dead, The Princess Will Save You (Kingdoms of Sand and Sky) and All These Monsters covers
OCT 9: 12:45 PM
Princesses and Warriors: Kalynn Bayron, Sarah Henning, and Amy Tintera

Cinderella is Dead, Sea Witch Rising, and All These Monsters

THIS IS MY AMERICA WRITING ACTIVITY

Transcript for This is My America video is here

What: Humanities Tennessee is pleased to partner with author Kim Johnson on a student writing activity for Tennessee students in grades 8-12. Watch the accompanying video from Kim Johnson. Write up to 300 words sharing what you think or hope your America will look like in five or 10 years. Feel free to send an essay, poem, song, or short story as your submission.


Select entries may be published and shared by Chapter16.org and/or Humanities Tennessee. In addition to publication, creators of selected entries will receive a copy of the book, This is My America.


When: Submissions Deadline is Friday, November 20, 2020


How: Student submissions must come from a teacher or librarian and be sent to America@humtn.org.


Watch Kim Johnson’s Southern Festival of Books session live on Tuesday, October 6 from 12:30-1:15 pm CT.

THANKS TO THE 2020 SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS SPONSORS: NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, METRO ARTS NASHVILLE OFFICE OF ARTS + CULTURE, INGRAM, TENNESSEE ARTS COMMISION: CULTIVATE. CREATE. PARTICIPATE., NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS: ARTS.GOV, DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY FOUNDATION: GIVE. DREAM. HOPE., NASHVILLE SCENE, PARNASSUS BOOKS NASHVILLE, VANDERBILT/ AND THANKS TO THESE SPONSORS TOO! COMCAST NES OLIVE & SINCLAIR TN STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES SECRETARY OF STATE TRE HARGETT
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