About the webinar: Nonfiction for children can be inspiring or subversive, hilarious or heartbreaking, lyrical or punchy. However, too often writers approach it with all the romance of an encyclopedia. This webinar offers five tips for crafting nonfiction picture books that think, breathe, and feel. We'll also address the market: topics that are heavily saturated and where there's room to grow. You’ll walk away with a plan to launch new drafts into orbit and a better understanding of how to position polished pieces for submission.
About Traci: Traci Sorell writes nonfiction and fiction for young people from birth to eighteen in a variety of formats. Her three nonfiction titles to date include We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, and We Are Still Here: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know. Collectively those titles have garnered three American Indian Youth Literature Award - PIcture Book Honors, two Sibert Honors, two Orbis PIctus Honors, and one Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. Traci's upcoming titles are a chapter book biography, entitled Wilma Mankiller in the She Persisted series (Philomel, October 4, 2022) and Contenders: Two Native Baseball Players, One World Series (Kokila, April 11, 2023). For more information about her work, visit tracisorell.com.
About Hannah: Hannah Holt is a children's author with an engineering degree. Her books, including The Diamond and the Boy, A Father's Love, and A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken, weave together her love of language and science.
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