Rock Stars of Reading part 20: Advice for aspiring readers

Monday, May 11, 2009.

It’s customary for interviewers to ask authors and illustrators to share their advice for aspiring book creators. During the 19th Annual Children’s Illustration Show at the R. Michelson Gallery, Mark instead asked authors and illustrators to offer advice for aspiring readers. Everyone was willing to pitch in. This video features responses from Jeanne Birdsall, Diane de Groat, Tony DiTerlizzi, Jane Dyer, Paul Jacobs, Norton Juster, Jarrett Krosoczka, Jeff Mack, David Mazor, David Milgrim, Barry Moser, Lesléa Newman, Shelley Rotner, Ruth Sanderson, Heidi Stemple, Mo Willems and Jane Yolen.

Also included is an interview with David Mazor, Founder and Executive Director of Reader to Reader — a non-profit organization that distributes books to schools and libraries in need. Reader to Reader honoured author Norton Juster for his generosity and passion in promoting literacy.

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Comment by Peggy

May 11, 2009 @ 7:56 am

You guys did it again, This is an incredible piece – You are the BESt!

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May 11, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

[...] Just One More Book is celebrating the week with a video of authors’ advice to aspiring readers. [...]

Comment by Nancy

May 12, 2009 @ 10:33 am

Terrific coverage of this event! I loved hearing and watching all the great advice on reading from the authors/illustrators. It must have been great to see all those original illustrations. Well done Thanks!

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