January 7, 2016: Inauguration ceremony at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC
May 5, 2016: Skype visit with Desert Island Supply Co. in Birmingham, AL
May 7, 2016: Children’s Book Week anchor event at the San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
September 24, 2016: Featured author at the National Book Festival, Washington, DC
October 3, 2016: Special event at Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
November 4, 2016: Skype visit with Woodlawn School in Portland, OR
February 7, 2017: Skype visit with James Ward Elementary School in Chicago, IL
February 24-26, 2017: Keynote speaker and presenter at One Book Two Book Children’s Literature festival, Iowa City, IA
April 8, 2017: Event at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
April 25, 2017: Skype visit with Franklin Elementary in Mount Airy, NC
April 26-28, 2017: Featured author at the Youngstown State University English Festival, Youngstown, OH
May 1-7, 2017 (exact date TBD): Children’s Book Week event in San Francisco
May 31, 2017: Keynote speaker at SLJ’s Day of Dialogue, New York, NY
May 31, 2017: Host of The Silent Art Auction to Benefit ABFE and Every Child a Reader, featuring the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards
September 21-24, 2017: South Dakota Festival of Books
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