BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL 2009 PROGRAM
PROGRAMMING AND VENUES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
ALL EVENTS FREE
Target Children’s Area (Borough Hall Plaza)
The Target Children’s Area provides day-long readings and literary activities for children 2-9
10:00a.m. Troupe – Performs classic children’s books
10:30a.m. Mo Willems, Elephants Cannot Dance; Watch Me Throw the Ball!
11:00a.m. Alison Josephs/Maureen Sullivan, Custard and Mustard, Carlos in Coney Island
11:30a.m. Tom Tomorrow, The Very Silly Mayor
12:00p.m. Sahar Simmons, Briana’s Neighborhood
12:30p.m. Victoria Kann, Goldilicious
1:00p.m. Nick Bruel, Bad Kitty Takes a Bath, Happy Birthday Bad Kitty
1:30p.m. Judi Barrett, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; The Marshmallow Incident
2:00p.m. Christopher Myers, Black Cat
2:30p.m. Randall & Peter de Seve, The Dutchess of Whimsy, Toyboat
3:00p.m. Ayun Halliday, Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo
3:30p.m. Grace Lin, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
4:00p.m. Paul O. Zelinsky, The Wheels on the Bus
4:30p.m. Troupe – Performs classic children’s books
Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza)
The Youth Stoop provides day-long literary activities for youth ages 10-18
10:00 a.m. Brooklyn Next Lit Match Awards. Come hear some of the most talented students writing in the borough who are the finalists in the “Brooklyn Next” borough-wide writing contest. Hosted by Jamie Hector of The Wire.
11:00 p.m. Fantastical Journeys. Join award-winning middle grade authors and illustrators Kate DiCamillo (The Magician’s Elephant), Christopher Myers (Wings) and Michael Buckley (The Sisters Grimm) and step into a world of whimsical imagination where elephants guide, boys fly and humans and fairy-tale creatures live side by side.
12:00 p.m. Keeping it Honest. Coe Booth (Tyrell), Matt de la Peña (Mexican White Boy) and Paul Griffin (Ten Mile River) write books for teenagers that are smart and honest and never talk down to their audience. Join them as they talk about their work and about how they keep it real.
1:00 p.m. Breaking Through. Critically acclaimed authors Laurie Halse Anderson (Winter Girls), Gayle Forman (If I Stay) and G.Neri (Surf Mules) discuss some of this year’s most talked about novels featuring teens forced to make difficult decisions under extraordinary—and less than favorable—circumstances.
2:00 p.m. Love and Longing. How far will you go for love and how far will love go for you? Ned Vizzini (Be More Chill), Aimee Friedman (Sea Change) and Anna Godbersen (The Luxe) reveal very different approaches to succeeding in love as they read and discuss their books.
3:00 p.m. Love, War and Adventures in Babysitting…Transforming Stories into Comics. How does a comic artist take a favorite story and make it new? Three new stars in the literary comics cosmos shine the light on their process, adapting award-winning fiction, found historical materials and one of the most popular teen series of all time into graphic novels. Raina Telgemeier (The Babysitters Club graphic novel series), Danica Novgorodoff (Refresh, Refresh) and George O’Connor (Journey into Mohawk Country).
4:00 p.m. Adventures in the Past. Critically acclaimed authors M.T. Anderson (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing), Marilyn Nelson (The Freedom Business) and Margaret Peterson Haddix (Shadow Children and Missing series) take us into a thrilling tour of the past where King Edward V lives, and the eighteenth century comes alive with adventure—giving us a new understanding of race then and now. Moderated by Stacey Barney.
5:00 p.m. High School and the Paranormal. Authors Claudia Gray (Evernight Series) and Carolyn MacCullough (Once a Witch) show us that high schoolers have far more to worry about than acne and who to take to the school dance. Enter an exciting world of witches, vampires and magic. Moderated by Stephanie Anderson.