National Council of Teachers of English

The 2017 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English took place in St. Louis, Missouri. I participated in several panels, collaborated with wonderful educators, and met many fellow writers.

Listening to Benjamin Alire Sáenz talk about the sequel to Aristotle & Dante at the Latinx in Publishing mixer

Panel with legendary children’s book author and editor Andrea Davis Pinkney

Moderating a panel on history and poetry with Marilyn Nelson, Allan Wolf, and Carole Boston Weatherford




My good friend Rita Kamani received an award from NCTE

Marilisa Jimenez telling the history of Latinx children’s literature

Panel on Girl Power in children’s books