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Real People, Real Classrooms: Introducing The Biography Clearinghouse (for grownups)

December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

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Join us for a conversation between authors and educators about biographies for children. Highly acclaimed and award winning biography authors, Tanya Lee Stone, Lesa Cline-Ransome and Barbara Rosenstock will be discussing their process as well as their experience of how their books are used with children.

The panel will be moderated by Xenia Hadjioannou, Professor of Children’s Literature from Penn State’s Harrisburg campus, as well as Mary Ann Cappielo who teaches children’s literature and literacy methods at Lesley University. All are involved in the amazing new online resource for educators The Biography Clearinghouse.

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Just click the Register button above! Three lucky registrants will win a signed book from the authors.

Tanya Lee Stone is best known for telling little-known or unknown stories of women and people of color. Her work has been recognized by the NAACP Image Award, Robert F. Sibert Medal, Golden Kite Award, Bank Street Flora Straus Steiglitz Award, Jane Addams Honor, YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, NPR Best Books, and NCTE Orbis Pictus Honors.

Lesa Cline-Ransome is the acclaimed author of numerous picture books. Lesa’s books have received many honors and awards including NAACP Awards, Kirkus Best Books, School Library Journal Best Book, New York Public Library Best Book, ALA Notable, an NCTE Notable, CBC Choice Awards, two Top 10 Sports Books for Youth, an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book, an ILA Teacher’s Choice, a Jane Addams Award and a Christopher Award. She frequently collaborates with her husband, illustrator James Ransome.

Barb Rosenstock is the author of many picturebook biographies for children. Her books have been awarded Orbis Pictus and Sydney Taylor Honors, among many other awards. Otis and Will Discover the Deep, illustrated by Katherine Roy, won a SCBWI Golden Kite Award, and The Noisy Paint Box, illustrated by Mary Grandpré, was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

Xenia Hadjioannou is an associate professor of language and literacy education at Penn State’s Harrisburg campus. She is a board member of the Children’s Literature Assembly and serves as the assembly’s website manager. She is co-editor of the CLA Blog.

Mary Ann Cappiello teaches courses in children’s literature and literacy methods at Lesley University, blogs about teaching with children’s literature at The Classroom Bookshelf, a School Library Journal blog, and is a former chair of NCTE’s Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction K-8.


December 9, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST


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