For booksellers, there are few greater triumphs than placing the right book in the hands of any reader, but that is especially true for kids who rarely if ever read for their own pleasure. How can we reach these non-readers and what can be done to turn them into readers? Booksellers and educators who have been successful in the ongoing struggle to reach reluctant readers will be joined by bestselling author and literacy advocate Jon Scieszka to share their passion to make a difference and discuss what they have learned works best for inspiring children to want to read.
- Erin Barker, Hooray for Books! (Alexandria, VA)
- Margaret Brennan Neville, The King's English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT)
- Kim Laird, Reading Specialist at Upland Unified School District (San Bernardino County, CA)
- Jon Scieszka, author of Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Amulet Books) and founder of Guys Read
Laura Donohoe, Malaprop's Bookstore/Café (Asheville, NC) (moderator)