Festival Day 1

Meg Medina

Newbery Award medalist Meg Medina (MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS) talks about finding silver linings during this tough time, persevering through difficulties in her childhood, and the books she’s excited about right now.

Magic vs. Science: Children’s Authors Battle It Out!

Science and magic often collide in stories for children. Three authors–Anne Nesbet (DARING DARLEEN, QUEEN OF THE SCREEN), J. Anderson Coats (SPINDLE AND DAGGER), and Sayantani DasGupta (THE CHAOS CURSE)–of books that contain both scientific themes AND fantastic or magical elements will engage in lively, humorous “duels,” in which each writer will debate the question, […]

Picture Book Draw-Off!

In this intense draw-off, viewers can submit prompts for a panel of beloved illustrators with different styles to draw in 1 minute or 90 seconds intervals. Viewers get to see Tom Lichtenheld (WHEN MY BROTHER GETS HOME), Raúl The Third (VAMOS! LET’S GO TO EAT), and Chloe Bristol (NONSENSE! THE CURIOUS STORY OF EDWARD GOREY) […]

Jason Reynolds

Award-winning author Jason Reynolds (STAMPED, MILES MORALES, THE LONG WAY DOWN) discusses his respect for young readers, what it means to be honest as an artist, and opens up about meaningful events in his youth.

You Make a Difference: Activism in Picture Books

Even the youngest readers can make a difference! Authors Marcie Colleen (THE BEAR’S GARDEN), Mahogany L. Browne (WOKE: A YOUNG POET’S CALL TO JUSTICE), and author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Michaela Goade (WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS) introduce activism to children through their beautiful stories. These picture books encourage readers to protect the earth’s resources, invest […]

Dinosaurs, Ghosts, and Gods, Oh My!

Claribel A. Ortega (GHOST SQUAD), Daniel José Older (DACTYL HILL SQUAD series), and Kwame Mbalia (TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY) will take readers along with them on a fantastical journey into the worlds of their novels. Whether they’re weaving magic in this world, another universe, or another time completely, these three middle […]

Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award winning author Jacqueline Woodson (BROWN GIRL DREAMING, HARBOR ME) reads from her acclaimed adult novel, RED AT THE BONE, and talks about what she is doing to stay positive during the pandemic. (Anyone who has struggled to balance family and work during this time will especially appreciate the very human way Ms. […]

Opening keynote with Gene Luen Yang

Join Everywhere Book Fest’s special keynote speaker, Gene Luen Yang (AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, BOXERS & SAINTS), as he discusses his writing process and his highly-anticipated new graphic novel, DRAGON HOOPS.

Welcome to Everywhere Book Fest!

Kick off the festival with a live welcome from authors Melanie Conklin, Ellen Oh, and Christina Soontornvat. Join in and let us know where you are, wherever you are! With live shout-outs to attendees and exciting announcements. It’s time to let the celebration begin!