Bank Street BookFest

Join Renée for BookFest at Bank Street 2016! The day will feature panels, small book discussion groups, and interactive presentations with a keynote address by Pam Muñoz Ryan.

The Real World: Using Realistic Fiction in the Classroom

In this interactive, hands-on workshop, participants will share and learn best practices for using realistic fiction in the classroom as a way to talk about social issues and build classroom community. We will discuss and experience activities that build a reader's capacity for empathy, self-love, and activism.

Group Leader: Renée Watson - Author and Educator

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! by Kate Schatz, illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl
This Side of Home by Renée Watson
All American Boys by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay by Cari Best, illustrated by  Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung