Auditorium Speaker SeriesSaturday, January 21, 2017 -
Promising a lively conversation in this special Auditorium Speakers session, bestselling illustrator and authors LeUyen Pham, Susan Tan, and Scott Westerfeld join moderator Daniel Kraus.
LeUyen Pham is the bestselling illustrator of The Princess in Black series with Shannon and Dean Hale. She wrote and illustrated Big Sister, Little Sister and The Bear Who Wasn’t There and is the illustrator of many other picture books, including The Boy Who Loved Math.
Debut author Susan Tan grew up in a mixed-race family, and like Cilla, the heroine of her enthusiastically received new novel, was bald until the age of five. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire is a middle-grade novel about a biracial Asian American girl who dreams of becoming a famous, bestselling author, but first has to deal with the arrival of a new sibling and the differences between the two sides of her family.
Scott Westerfeld is the author of 18 novels (five for adults, 13 for young adults), including the worldwide bestselling Uglies series and the Locus Award–winning Leviathan series. He is co-author of the Zeroes trilogy, and his other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. In 2017 he will publish the graphic novel The Spill Zone set in the near future Poughkeepsie, NY.
Moderator Daniel Kraus is the Booklist Books for Youth Editor and himself the award-winning author of such novels as Rotters, Scowler, and The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch
Macmillan Children’s Group