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A conversation with Nancy Plain, YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

nancy Plain imageOn January 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EST  listen to a live webcast featuring Nancy Plain and the four other finalists for the 2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award. Register now to learn a bit about these terrific titles; hear from the authors about their research and writing processes; and glean some insights into publishing decisions that make the best nonfiction titles accessible and engaging to today’s teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event, which will take place right before the award announcement at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

Title: A Conversation with the 2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

Date: Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

Register now. Everyone who attends the live broadcast will have a chance to win ALL five of the finalists’ books!


M. T. Anderson – Author of Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad (Candlewick)

Margarita Engle – Author of Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

Tim Grove – Author of First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race (Abrams)

Nancy Plain – Author of This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon (Univ. of Nebraska Press)

Steve Sheinkin – Author of Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War (Roaring Brook Press)


Luann Toth – Managing Editor, SLJ Reviews

Presented by: Abrams Books, Candlewick Press, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, University of Nebraska Press, and School Library Journal

Event Date & Time: Tuesday, January 5th, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Can’t make it on January 5th? No problem! Register now and you will get an email reminder from School Library Journal post-live event when the webcast is archived and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience!

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