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Flight of the Puffin Launch with Ann Braden - Shared screen with speaker view
Matthew Winner (he/they)
17:02
Hi, everyone! Thanks for joining us!
Lisa Genschel
17:11
Raleigh, North Carolina
Tricia Lawrence
17:17
Seattle, WA
Lara Ivey
17:18
Lara Ivey- Richmond, Virginia! Sooooo excited to be here!!!
Aimee Ashley
17:20
Redmond, WA
Matthew Winner (he/they)
17:20
I’m Matthew. And I’m from Ellicott City, MD
Crystal Turnau
17:21
San Francisco Bay Area
Tara Dairman
17:22
Congratulations, Ann!! We're joining from Boulder, CO.
Elaine Vickers
17:23
Thrilled to be joining in from Cedar City, Utah!
Vicki Stoltz
17:25
Hello from Louisville, KY
Lizzie Goodell
17:28
So excited!! Lizzie in Atlanta, GA!
Kathryn Baudreau
17:29
Burlington, VT
Nicole Mancini
17:30
Hi from NJ!
Prudence Jarvis
17:33
Fredericksburg, VA
Theresa Milstein
17:33
Hi, Matthew, Ann, and everyone from Arlington, MA!
Savannah Landon
17:33
hey! i'm from point of rocks,maryland
Dan Braden
17:33
vermont
Melissa Guerrette
17:34
Here tonight from western Maine!
Susie Albert
17:39
Hello from Jamaica Plain, MA!
Jennifer Bertman
17:40
Congratulations, Ann!!! Hello from Colorado.
natalie belli
17:43
Natalie Belli Grade 6 ELA/SS teacher in Marblehead, MA. Happy to be here!!
Molleo Storm
17:48
Hi! I'm from Brattleboro, Vermont-big fan.
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
17:54
Sylvie Valasis- Maltby- Brunswick, MD
Janae Marks
17:55
Hi from CT! Congrats, Ann!!!
Tessa Anders
17:56
Anders family in Brattleboro, Vermont!
Jean Reidy
18:27
Hi everyone. Congratulations, Ann. I'm tuning in from Colorado, and so excited to be here.
elizabeth Blye
18:39
That just brightened my day!Hi from Ossining, NY
Dan Braden
19:00
Brattleboro vt
Savannah Landon
19:05
OMG!!!!!!!!i love her book soooooo much!! the story just so intriguing
Molleo Storm
19:31
Same I've read 2
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
19:36
Ann Braden, I love your book. It gives people different perspectives of others' lives!!
Savannah Landon
20:05
i love T, so little words, but so much in them.
elizabeth Blye
20:08
This book is literally exactly what our kids need after whatever this year was!
elizabeth Blye
20:13
I also love T!
Savannah Landon
20:16
exaclty
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
20:32
I love every single character!
Crystal Turnau
20:35
Yay, love Amber!
Raj Alagumalai
20:58
I am reading "Flight of the puffin in class
Yana Smith
21:00
I'm totally going to read more chapters more later
Molleo Storm
21:01
T is my favorite character. After that, Vincent.
Nicole Mancini
21:01
Love Puffin! My fifth graders are reading it now in class. :)
Raj Alagumalai
21:07
Hello from WA
Savannah Landon
21:13
yeah same, all their perspectives are so different, but they all come together!! that is my favorite parts
Yana Smith
21:47
I had my chat thing on all panelists instead of all panelists and attendees whoops lol
Molleo Storm
21:54
XD lol
Savannah Landon
21:58
haha yana!
Crystal Turnau
22:05
Which character is nonbinary?
Molleo Storm
22:17
T
Savannah Landon
22:25
wait what!?!?!
Molleo Storm
22:41
sorry was that a spoiler
Savannah Landon
22:42
i didn't think it was T!
Jean Reidy
22:46
I love Amber's and Matthew's wall art! Ann, my copy should be arriving today.
Nicole Mancini
22:47
Don't give spoilers!
Raj Alagumalai
22:59
Ya I am still reading in class
Molleo Storm
23:08
Sorry I didn't mean to I was just answering their question
Savannah Landon
23:11
also, i love that his books are color coded
Savannah Landon
23:20
lol it's ok
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
23:45
Wait, should students have their cameras off? I'm confused..
Savannah Landon
24:02
i cant even see if my camera is on
Yana Smith
24:05
I like reading from all the different perspectives of the characters. Also this book showing all their struggles can be so relatable sometimes as many kids could be going through the same thing
Raj Alagumalai
24:06
Ya same
Savannah Landon
24:08
i only see them
Nicole Mancini
24:09
Sylvie, everyone's cameras are hidden right now.
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
24:20
Ok thank you.
Savannah Landon
24:45
o i heard that in your Q and A video
Yana Smith
25:17
are the mics automatically muted because I cant see if mine is or not
Laura Stevenson
25:22
congratulations! looking forward to getting my copy tomorrow!
Savannah Landon
25:29
i totally agree, that is one of the reasons why i love this book sooo much
Lisa Genschel
25:34
"At the level of the heart", I am going to use that.
Lisa Sullivan
26:14
Mics are automatically muted in this webinar. Thanks.
Yana Smith
26:42
Your welcome
Nicole Mancini
27:02
Libby is my favorite!
Bartleby's Books
27:14
There will be a recording.
Savannah Landon
27:31
i love libby too, i love her personality and art like her
Yana Smith
27:50
I love the character libby too :D
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
28:15
I love them all, I can't even decide. But I gotta say, I love the strength and courage Libby has?
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
28:18
. *
Savannah Landon
28:22
yeah
Yana Smith
28:47
I also enjoy art like she does and I like her personality too
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
29:42
I can't even imagine the guilt Jack has about his brother Alex dying. He is still thriving how to be good, though.
Savannah Landon
30:15
yea, when are we doing questions because i have one
Matthew Winner (he/they)
30:50
@Savannah feel free to leave it in the chat or we’ll do Q&A at end
Savannah Landon
31:15
ok!
Savannah Landon
31:23
thanks!
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
32:30
My Question: What else inspired you to write the story besides Kara? How does it impact you besides other people?
Raj Alagumalai
33:08
Please no Spoilers
Yana Smith
33:24
My question for you is, what inspired you to write the book and what inspired you to become an author?
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
34:24
My Question #2: Does writing this book and knowing it impacted kids make you somewhat feel like a hero?
Alice Dean
34:38
Thank you for recording this. I have a daughter with Autism who needs me to leave. I want to add that reading helps me relax and the expression of authors words mean a lot to me. Peace! :)
Avery Casaletto
36:25
My ? Is do you like flight of the puffin or your other book (sorry, I forget the title.)
Paula Bourque
36:36
Thanks for talking about labels and respecting how others may wish to be identified. Such an important conversation.
Avery Casaletto
36:39
Better
Jean Reidy
37:27
Fantastic point, Amber! Thank you!
Yana Smith
38:36
Another question I have is, what advice would you give to people who might want to be authors in the future. (I find writing a lot of fun and being an author sounds like a lot of fun)
Savannah Landon
39:50
i totally agree, stereotypes are just not fair to those people, and even though i am not non binary or gay or lesbian, but i have friends who are non binary and i accept that, and i want everyone to be able to
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
40:02
My Question #3: If you happened to meet people who were like the kids in your book, what advice would you give them?
Yana Smith
40:12
Exactly
Yana Smith
40:44
I have friends who are lgbt as well and I bet they would agree
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
41:26
Yes, Savannah. Stereotypes is just a wrong way of labeling people. Some people just see the world how to want to see it or feel comfortable seeing it.
Sandi Brann
45:26
kids are amazing
Savannah Landon
45:29
a question i have for amber is, you said you new your weren't straight in middle school, were you bullied for being the way you are and/or how did you work through that.
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
46:13
Yeah, and how did you know?
Sandi Brann
46:16
right now!
Aimee Ashley
46:30
We are reading it right now! Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond, WA. <3
Savannah Landon
47:15
i was actually going to make cards after this!
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
47:33
Same Savannah!
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
47:45
I actually made one, and I'm gonna make more.
Yana Smith
47:50
I'll definitely make some cards too
natalie belli
50:18
There are times when I feel mixed messages about labels. On one hand, I try to break down labels—I think of Morgan Freeman’s 60 minutes interview with Mike Wallace—On the other hand, I feel that labels are constantly being added. Reading The 57 Bus, opened my eyes to the importance of understanding labels. However, I feel that my habitual language is a challenge. Example: “Hey Guys!” I like the statement from Amber that practice and making mistakes will happen, but I need to keep practicing to create the normative.
Savannah Landon
50:22
your a great 42 i must say
Yana Smith
51:05
I'm so glad to see more tv shows showing lgbt representation bc it makes me feel like we've made progress about showing its normal and that there is no reason for stereotypes.
Paula Bourque
52:12
https://gendercool.org/
Savannah Landon
52:58
that is horrible
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
53:40
Amber, how did you know that liking a female wasn't just a phase at such a young age?
Crystal Turnau
54:11
Thank you so much for talking about this topic! My teen is nonbinary and we’re in a state that has great resources for gender affirming care, but it’s alarming to see all the bills all over the US.
Nicole Mancini
57:03
Amber, yes, SO important!
Ann Braden (She/Her)
57:57
trevorproject.org
Savannah Landon
58:29
my friend is non bi,and we always say we love each other and things like that, but we dont feel like we like like each other, we feel like we are siblings and i just love our relationship!
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
58:51
Well, that's awesome.
Savannah Landon
01:01:31
i just feel horrible for those people who won't let their child be who they want to be
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
01:01:44
Amber, how did you know that liking a female wasn't just a phase at such a young age?
Yana Smith
01:02:17
Savannah, same
Yana Smith
01:02:32
I would feel horrible too
Savannah Landon
01:02:58
it is just wrong to tell people how to feel
Yana Smith
01:03:06
yesh
Yana Smith
01:03:09
yeah
Yana Smith
01:03:11
*
Savannah Landon
01:05:00
*clap clap clap*
Yana Smith
01:05:07
vitual clapping*
Yana Smith
01:05:12
virtual*
Savannah Landon
01:05:21
my sister just said she liked the phrase to XD
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
01:05:25
*Clap, clap, clap*
Savannah Landon
01:05:27
too*
Yana Smith
01:06:00
my sister and I are loving this zoom meet :)
Lisa Genschel
01:06:51
Can someone please put those titles and authors in the chat
Matthew Winner (he/they)
01:07:33
Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff https://bookshop.org/books/too-bright-to-see/9780593111154
Savannah Landon
01:07:42
i love how this is all about awareness! because it is so important to be aware
Yana Smith
01:08:01
same Savannah
Matthew Winner (he/they)
01:08:04
The Fabulous Zed Watson! By Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester https://bookshop.org/books/the-fabulous-zed-watson/9781443460910
Yana Smith
01:08:07
:D
natalie belli
01:08:29
My new postcard/index card: “I see you; you matter to me.”
Lisa Genschel
01:08:47
Thank you Matthew. Ordering from my local indy bookstore Page 158 in Wake Forest NC
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
01:09:16
Oh my gosh, I have an idea. I could leave anonymous postcards like Libby.
Crystal Turnau
01:10:02
That’s amazing!
Paula Bourque
01:10:04
https://annbradenbooks.com/puffinsunite/
natalie belli
01:10:45
My class made and mailed postcards . . . Also, made index cards to make someone’s day better—left at random places around town.
Paula Bourque
01:10:54
empowering readers to change the world!
natalie belli
01:10:56
Great idea
Sueño LeBlond
01:12:01
A Room of One’s Own
Savannah Landon
01:12:09
is it just my internet, or is she breaking up
natalie belli
01:13:24
Octopus, puffin, . . . what’s your next metaphor for students to consider? The Flight and Benefits of . . .
Kate Collins
01:14:14
It’s just your internet, Savannah :.)
natalie belli
01:14:48
Love T’s chapters—short but super powerful! Totally grabs my students. Also, chapter 21 Libby was a WOW!!
Sueño LeBlond
01:14:58
Great advice, Ann.
Savannah Landon
01:15:06
i feel the same way!
Yana Smith
01:15:12
thanks for answering my question and giving advice :)
Yana Smith
01:15:51
most of my recent stories I've been writing contains lgbt representation through characters
Savannah Landon
01:16:07
i am writing a book and need some help, what did you do when you had writers block, and how were you able to continue writing?
Yana Smith
01:17:11
I post my stories on schoology in my schools writers club group for other students to read
Yana Smith
01:17:15
:)
Nicole Mancini
01:17:53
You did it so well, Ann!
Nicole Mancini
01:18:51
We are doing comma rules in my fifth grade class next week. LOL
natalie belli
01:18:57
The sign in front of my class: Welcome to Mrs. belli’s class. Comfortable conversations about uncomfortable topics. Important to create safe places to discuss hard and sensitive topics
Lisa Genschel
01:19:55
I love Ann's laugh. I will hear it in my head when I think of her now. ;-)
Yana Smith
01:21:33
her laugh makes me smile I find it cheerful
Yana Smith
01:22:13
this book is definitely what I need right now going through tough times during this quarantine
natalie belli
01:22:22
Love the cats tail in your last read— Road kill has some great lessons when crossing the road . . .
Sueño LeBlond
01:23:02
Matthew, I feel so fortunate to have been here for this, to see you in your space after listening to The Children’s Book Podcast (recommended to me by Ann). Thanks for the work you do.
Sueño LeBlond
01:23:43
Amber, thank you for the work you do, too. I walk away with more courage and strategy for helping the trans community around me.
natalie belli
01:23:46
Great conversation. Thank you!!
Sueño LeBlond
01:23:48
Ann, you rock!
Jean Reidy
01:23:51
Thank you, Ann, Matthew and Amber!
Prudence Jarvis
01:23:55
Thank you!
Susie Albert
01:23:56
Thanks and congrats!!
Tara Dairman
01:23:57
Thankyou all!
Yana Smith
01:23:59
Bye Ann!
Savannah Landon
01:24:01
thanks so much
Yana Smith
01:24:07
Thank you so much
Sylvie Valasis-Maltby
01:24:10
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!
Yana Smith
01:24:17
:D
elizabeth Blye
01:24:22
Have a good night!