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08 Jul
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Watch Your Inbox: Children’s Institute Event Link to Arrive July 10

On Friday, July 10, ABA will send out all the information that registered booksellers need to access the range of virtual events taking place during Children’s Institute.

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08 Jul

All Children’s Institute Attendees Invited to July 15 Virtual Hangout

Booksellers, authors, publishers, and guests will meet up in virtual rooms to connect during this (socially distant) party.

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08 Jul

Authors Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft to Appear in Conversation at Virtual Ci8

During the session, Alexander and Craft will discuss their careers as writers, their lives as readers, and their experiences being two of only five Black authors to win Newbery Awards.

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08 Jul

Can’t Make it to the Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Ci8? Let ABA Know

Many booksellers are waitlisted for this workshop; registered booksellers who cannot attend should let ABA know by the end of the day on July 9 so waiting booksellers can take their place.

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08 Jul
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Tobly McSmith on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Stay Gold”

Stay Gold is one of those rare novels that reads easily and has comic romantic appeal, but punches hard realism into your gut,” said Joy Preble of Brazos Bookstore.

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07 Jul

ABA Business Partners Available for Meetings at the Ci8 Expo

The Expo section of the event offers an area for booksellers to meet with vendors, including the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, Booklog, Drag Queen Story Hour, and We Need Diverse Books.

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01 Jul
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Last Call to Register for Children’s Institute; Deadline Extended to July 3

Recently added to the schedule is a session featuring authors Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft in conversation. 

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30 Jun

Publishers Join in to Sponsor White Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Children’s Institute

This workshop focuses on the self-awareness, knowledge of historic and current racism, and skills necessary for white people to learn together. 

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23 Jun
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Get on the Waitlist for the White Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Children’s Institute

This workshop focuses on the self-awareness, knowledge of historic and current racism, and skills necessary for white people to learn together. 

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16 Jun
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ABA Offers Ready-to-Go Materials for Summer Reading Programs

This summer, the ABC Children’s Group is encouraging bookstores to share a reading journal that gives young customers the chance to slow down and explore their love of reading.

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16 Jun
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Don’t Miss the Virtual Children’s Institute: Register Now

The July 15–16 virtual event will feature sessions on representation in young adult and middle grade sci-fi and fantasy titles; an antiracism training with Cultures Connecting; a talk on store voice, online sales, and profitability; rep picks presentations; and more.

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10 Jun

Booksellers, Publishers Invited to Submit Cover Ideas for Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The catalog will feature frontlist titles published in the year 2020, but will not include holiday books so that the catalog may be used year-round.

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