#ALAN21 Workshop: I’m Moderating The Respect Session On Monday

Are there any Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) members in the house? If not, sign up now and clear your calendar for 3:50 p.m. CST on Monday, November 22 because I’m moderating for a panel of authors you don’t want to miss.

3:50 p.m. CST on Monday, November 22

The respect-themed panel features anthologies edited by Saraciea J. Fennell, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Laura Silverman.

Saraciea J. Fennell

Saraciea is a Black Honduran writer and the founder of The Bronx is Reading. She is the editor of Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora. She is also a book publicist who has worked with many award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors. Fennell sits on the board for Latinx in Publishing as well as on the Advisory Board of People of Color in Publishing. She lives in the Bronx with her family and dog, Oreo.

You can connect with her on Twitter at @Sj_Fennell or through her website SaracieaFennell.com.

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia is the 2021 NSK Neustadt Laureate and a New York Times bestselling author of books for young readers, including Hearts Unbroken, which won the American Indian Library Association’s Youth Literature Award. Her 2021 releases are the middle grade anthology Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids and novel Sisters of the Neversea. She is also a writing teacher, and the author-curator of the Native-centered Heartdrum imprint at HarperCollins Children’s Books.

You can contact Cynthia on Twitter @cynleitichsmith or through her website CynthiaLeitichSmith.com.

Laura Silverman

Laura Silverman is an author and freelance editor in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA in Writing for Children at the New School. Her books include Girl Out of Water, You Asked for Perfect, It’s a Whole Spiel, and Recommended for You. You can contact Laura on Twitter @LJSilverman1 or through her website LauraSilvermanWrites.com.

You can still register for the ALAN Workshop 2021 here.

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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