Meet our Esteemed Panel Of Presenters Russell Freedman , winner of The Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography , and numerous other acclaimed biographies Gene Barretta , author and illustrator of Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin Candace Fleming , author of The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous, Life of Showman P.T. Barnum Deborah Hopkinson , author of Stagecoach Sal and Home on the Range: John A. Lomax and His Cow- boy Songs Kathleen Krull , author of The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth and the popular Lives of & series Shadra Strickland , contributing illustrator of Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change Biographies: Bringing Lives to Life Children 9s Literature Assembly NCTE Post-Convention Workshop* Monday, November 23, 2009 9:00 a.m.
3 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia Convention Center, Room TBA Sponsors Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Henry Holt/McMillan Hyperion Books for Children/ Disney Random House Children's Books Children 9s Literature Assembly Presents Here ye! Here ye!
Come one, come all to historic Philadelphia to spend the day immersed in the world of biographies . Reading about the lives of others can engage children and help them make connections ... more. less.
to their own lives and to the world. Please join us for a work- shop that will allow you to interact with award-winning writers, illustrators, and editors as they discuss their processes for creating and illustrating quality life stories.<br><br> *Post-convention workshops are open to both members and non-members of CLA and NCTE, and you do not have to register for the regular NCTE conference to attend this workshop. To register for the workshop, visit the National Council of Teachers of English webpage http://www.ncte.org/annual to register online or to download the Registration Form. Register for Workshop W.02 For more information, please visit the Events page on http://www.childrensliteratureassembly.org Contact Information for Co-Chairs Lettie K.<br><br> Albright email@example.com Claudia Haag firstname.lastname@example.org Here ye! Here ye! Come one, come all to historic Philadelphia to spend the day immersed in the world of biographies .<br><br> Beginning the day will be the esteemed Russell Freedman , winner of The Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography , and author of numerous other award- winning books such as The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Civil Rights . He will discuss how he chooses and re- searches diverse life stories. Gene Barretta is both an author and an illustrator and will share his creative processes for his dual roles.<br><br> He will also focus on how he ex- plores the lives of his subjects through their contributions to sci- ence and daily life. His newest title is Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci. Biographer Kathleen Krull is known for incorporating fascinating facts about each of her subjects.<br><br> She is the au- thor of the new The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth , and the series of col- lected biographies that began with Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame, and What the Neighbors Thought. Her engaging writing spans diverse content areas, including mu- sic, art, and athletics. Shadra Strickland , winner of the 2009 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, is a contributing illustrator of Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change .<br><br> She is also the winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for Bird . Meet this rising star! More About our Esteemed Presenters!<br><br> More About our Esteemed Presenters! Candace Fleming , the respected author of the well-reviewed The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary and the new The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous, Life of Showman P.T. Barnum, will talk about her use of creative formats to tell the stories of her subjects.<br><br> Candace and her editor, Anne Schwartz, will also discuss the editor 9s role in publishing a biography. Deborah Hopkinson , author of Stagecoach Sal and Home on the Range: John A. Lomax and His Cowboy Songs will share how she writes about both persons who have shaped our lives today and fictional charac- ters based on real people .<br><br>