PBS Books has listened to your needs and we've developed programs to share with you and your communities over the next several months--it's our big PBS Books 2021 reveal and we want to share it with you--from MASTERPIECE to The Black Church To Hemingway To Trailblazing Women. Hope to see you there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cniNIGsq3vw&feature=youtu.be
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Much like the success of our programs between April and June, virtual engagements throughout July and August have created a successful online presence for PBS Books. Our July event Trailblazing Women Author/Illustrator Talk for Kids: Vashti Harrison was a major highlight! This exciting program was part of our summer-long Trailblazing Women Virtual Series. As of 8/26/20 at 4pm, the Facebook Live event has over 11,000 views and has been cross posted over 80 times. A big thank you to the host Heather-Marie Montilla, PBS Books Library Bureau Chief, for her compelling conversation with Vashti! Another special July virtual engagement event was [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmPiLP7rZYk We remember the civil rights icon and congressman, John Lewis who passed away Friday, July 17. Host Rich Fahle and guest host Gitty Daneshvari talk with Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin about their new books, “March: Book One” and “March: Book Two” at the 2015 Miami Book Fair.
The global pandemic is reshaping the way audiences interact with PBS Books and libraries around the country. We want to look back at recent months and celebrate the success of this year’s PBS Books virtual programming efforts and partnerships.
- Our June author talk with Elaine Weiss and panel discussion on women’s suffrage has over 20,000 views on Facebook as of 6/30/20 at 12pm.
Trailblazing Women Celebration: Gwendolyn Brooks For kids (Ages 7-13) June 4, 2020 We celebrated trailblazing women with a talk with Suzanne Slade (Author) and Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator) about their book "Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks." The conversation was moderator by PBS Chicago's Tim Russell, VP of Community Engagement. Trailblazing Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her outstanding poetry. From Chicago, Gwendolyn wrote about "real life" from a young age. Suzanne Slade (Author) and Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator) teamed up in "Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks" (released [...]
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration For Kids (Ages 5-12) May 21, 2020 In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, PBS Books presented a live discussion with author Minh Lê and illustrator Dan Santat about their book Drawn Together in an interactive event. Drawn Together is the first collaboration between Minh Lê and Dan Santat, and it received six starred reviews and won the APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in 2019. It was also on over 24 best-books-of-the-year lists in outlets like The Wall Street Journal and NPR. It’s been [...]
WE Well-Being Playbook & Panel Discussion Wednesday, May 20, 2020 In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, PBS Books presented an evening with Leysa Cerswell Kielburger about the WE Well-Being Playbook featuring a panel discussion and interactive event. The WE Well-being Playbook is a hands-on guide filled with everyday tools and actions to nurture your own mental well-being and the well-being of others. About the panelists Dave Anderson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and the Senior Director of National Programs and Outreach at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Anderson specializes in evaluating and treating children and adolescents with ADHD, behavior, anxiety, and mood disorders. [...]