Ci6 Education: Reaching Underserved Communities

    Bookseller panelists at Children’s Institute discussed the different ways independent bookstores can make a greater effort to engage with and provide resources for their local underserved communities.

    Ci6 Education: Creating and Implementing Successful LGBTQIA Youth Programs

    The “Creating and Implementing Successful LGBTQIA Youth Programs” education session at Children’s Institute provided booksellers with tips on making their stores inclusive places of refuge for queer youth.

    Ci6 Keynote: We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

    At Children’s Institute, Phoebe Yeh, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Wade Hudson, and Kwame Alexander discussed a new book that aims to inspire young readers to believe in their own ability to speak out and fight for change.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Angie Thomas on How Children’s Booksellers Can Change the World

    Angie Thomas, author of the bestselling debut YA novel The Hate U Give, spoke to booksellers at the ABC Children’s Institute about their important role in helping all children reach their potential.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Temple Grandin on Teaching Kids to Think Like an Inventor

    At the ABC Children’s Institute, the inventor, autism spokesperson, and author of Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor stressed the importance of teaching children how to work with tools.

    A Few Post-Children’s Institute Reminders

    Booksellers who attended Ci6 are asked to fill out session evaluations and keep an eye out for an overall event survey coming this week; those who didn’t attend can watch BTW for education coverage.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Chelsea Clinton on Teaching Kids the Value of Persistence

    At the ABC Children’s Institute in New Orleans, Chelsea Clinton shared her thoughts with Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of D.C.’s Politics and Prose, on the importance of children’s literature and writing books that teach kids about activism.

    Ci6 Featured Speaker Allison Risbridger on Trends Driving the Children’s Book Industry

    Sales in the children’s and YA category have grown faster than the overall print book market in the U.S., according to data presented at Children’s Institute by NPD Book Client Development Specialist Allison Risbridger.

    Ci6 Opening Keynote Speaker Mallika Chopra on Living With Intention

    As part of her talk, Mallika Chopra, author of the forthcoming children’s book Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More, led booksellers in a guided meditation exercise.

    ABC Children’s Institute: A Celebration of Diversity, Activism, and Kids’ Lit

    This week, more than 300 independent booksellers traveled to New Orleans for ABA’s sixth annual ABC Children’s Institute, an event that has become a favorite on the industry calendar.

    A Q&A With Children’s Institute Speaker Chelsea Clinton

    Chelsea Clinton will appear in conversation with Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., at the sixth ABC Children’s Institute in New Orleans.

    72 Hours in New Orleans: A Suggested Itinerary for Ci6

    Just traveling to such a wonderful place is excitement enough, but combined with Children’s Institute’s education sessions, authors, special events, and keynotes, we’re anticipating an outstanding few days. Here’s an overview to help you navigate the busy, exciting days ahead.

    BTW to Arrive Next Thursday From Children’s Institute

    The next issue of Bookselling This Week will arrive in inboxes on Thursday, June 21, with reports and photos from the sixth ABC Children’s Institute.

    Make an Appointment Now: Ci6 Consultation Station

    The Consultation Station at the sixth Children’s Institute will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

    Submit Your Questions Now to Ask an Edelweiss Expert at Ci6

    Booksellers attending Children’s Institute are invited to submit questions about the Edelweiss+ platform and join one of two “Ask an Edelweiss Expert” sessions being held at the event.


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