Simmons GSLIS Center for the Study of Children's Literature Events
posted December 2, 2013 2:28 AM
The Center for the Study of Children's Literature hosted the Children's Book Council's "Class on Class," a seminar for publishers that exams socioeconomic class in contemporary children and YA literature, on November 20, 2013.
On November 22, 2013, Director of the Center for the Study of Children's Literature Cathie Mercier moderated "Hidden Pleasures: (Re)Defining Nonfiction" at the annual National Council of Teachers of English convention with panelists Marc Aronson of Rutgers University, Deborah Heiligman, author of Charles and Emma, Steve Sheinkin, author of Bomb, Erica Shipow '12GS, MA/MAT alumna and Boston teacher, and Tanya Lee Stone, author of The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie.
Cathie Mercier introduced the "Meet the Newbery Medalists" panel, which included Jack Gantos, Rebecca Stead, and Kate DiCamillo, at the Boston Book Festival, which occurred on October 17-19, 2013. The Simmons-sponsored panel was moderated by Instructor Megan Lambert '02GS. Alumna, author, and Adjunct Instructor Anna Staniszewski '06GS hosted award-winning author Tomie dePaola, who has more than 200 picture books to his credit. Alumni Maya Escobar '05LS and Elissa Gershowitz '00GS moderated a YA panel and a middle-grade panel, respectively.
Cathie Mercier and Jack Gantos, the 2012 Newbery Medal award winner for Dead End in Norvelt, participated in the keynote event at the annual Educators' Night at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in October. The professional development and engagement event was attended by more than 200 teachers.