Summer 2021 edition

VIRTUAL ALA 2021

June 23–29, 2021

Check out our virtual booth!

For Egalleys, check out our Edelweiss collection!

Celebrate our Award Winners with us!

2021 Coretta Scott King, John Steptoe Award for New Talent

2021 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

2021 Stonewall Book Award Honor

2021 Caldecott Honor

2021 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

We’re disappointed that we won’t see you this year at ALA, but we fully support ALA’s decision to host a virtual conference, and we hope you are all healthy and safe. Given this, we are bringing the best of Simon & Schuster’s ALA programming to you!

Enter the ALA-in-a-Box Sweepstakes!

Authors Who Are Librarians!

Skokie Public Library

Author of Jazz for Lunch

Los Angeles Public Library

Author of Indestructible Object

South Atlanta High School Library

Author of For All Time

Booklist Middle-Grade Webinar

Sharon Draper, author of Out of My Heart, and Barbara Dee, author of Violets Are Blue, participated in the Booklist Middle Grade Webinar on April 13. Click the button below to access the on demand recording for the webcast.

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A Novel Afternoon

The below middle grade and YA authors participated in our virtual event, A Novel Afternoon (#anovelafternoon) on June 11, a webcast brought to you by Simon & Schuster and School Library Journal. Click the button below to access the on demand recording for the webcast.

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Afternoon of Art

The below picture book illustrators participated in our virtual event, An Afternoon of Art, on September 25, a webcast brought to you by Simon & Schuster and Booklist. Click the button below to access the on demand recording for the webcast.

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SLJTeen Live!

Christina Hammonds Reed, author of The Black Kids, joined SLJTeen Live! on August 5 as a panelist during the Closing Session. Click the button below to access the on demand recording for the webcast.

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JLG Webcast: A Conversation with Jason Reynolds

The 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature joined guest host Meg Medina in conversation on September 15, 2020. Click the button below to access the on demand recording for the webcast.

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JLG Webcast: Putting on a Brave Face with Shaun David Hutchinson

Shaun David Hutchinson discussed his memoir, Brave Face, on October 21, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET. Click the button below to access the on demand recording for the webcast.

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JLG Webcast: Picture Perfect, Meet the Duo Behind Dancing Hands

On November 5, 2020, Margarita Engle and Rafael López discussed their 2020 Pura Belpré Award–winning picture book Dancing Hands.

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Follett Community Webinar: Behind the Book Author Takeover Student Edition with Stuart Gibbs

On November 10, 2020, Stuart Gibbs talked to students and their teachers about his Spy School series, including behind the scenes research for his most recent novel, Spy School Revolution.

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Follett Community Webinar: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Tony DiTerlizzi

On November 11, 2020, Tony DiTerlizzi talked to teachers about his new novel, Kenny & The Book of Beasts, and the story of how his fifth-grade teacher changed his life.

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School Library Journal Fall Teen/YA Book Buzz

Learn about Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 S&S Teen and YA titles. Click the button below to access the on demand recording for the webcast.

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School Library Journal Day of Dialog

Marisa Kanter, author of As If On Cue, talks favorite YA romance tropes in the panel All Heart, and One Kid’s Trash and Roll With It author Jamie Sumner chats in our booth! On Demand sessions available through August 20, 2021.

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