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April 21 - Digging In: The Big Interview with Neal Porter

Register for this spectacular one hour with KidLit superstar Neal Porter!

Join Heather Alexander for an exclusive conversation with kidlit superstar

Neal Porter, Neal Porter Books

April 21st, 8pm EST

We are excited to announce the first in our very special new series, Digging In: The Big Interview. Join Heather Alexander in conversation with kidlit superstar Neal Porter (Neal Porter Books) as they discuss craft, award-winning careers, the changing children's book market, and just exactly what it's like inside the landmark Flatiron Building.

More about Neal

Neal Porter has been in and around the children’s books for close to 40 years, holding marketing, editorial, or executive positions at houses such as Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Atheneum, Orchard, Dorling Kindersley, and Walker Books UK. In 2000 he helped to found Roaring Brook Press, where he is Publisher of Neal Porter Books.Authors and illustrators he has worked with include Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Philip C. and Erin E. Stead, Nick Bruel, Yuyi Morales, Jason Chin, and Antoinette Portis.Books he has edited have received many awards and honors including the Caldecott Medal, four Caldecott Honors, three Geisel Honors, four Sibert Honors, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, three Pura Belpré Awards, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Schneider Family Award,two Orbis Pictus Awards, and numerous ALA Notable Citations.In 2015, he was awarded an Eric Carle Honor in the category of Mentor for his contribution to picture books.

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Neal Porter
Neal Porter

Neal Porter has been in and around the children’s books for close to 40 years, holding marketing, editorial, or executive positions at houses such as Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Atheneum, Orchard, Dorling Kindersley, and Walker Books UK. In 2000 he helped to found Roaring Brook Press, where he is Publisher of Neal Porter Books.Authors and illustrators he has worked with include Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Philip C. and Erin E. Stead, Nick Bruel, Yuyi Morales, Jason Chin, and Antoinette Portis.Books he has edited have received many awards and honors including the Caldecott Medal, four Caldecott Honors, three Geisel Honors, four Sibert Honors, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, three Pura Belpré Awards, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Schneider Family Award,two Orbis Pictus Awards, and numerous ALA Notable Citations.In 2015, he was awarded an Eric Carle Honor in the category of Mentor for his contribution to picture books.


Class Curriculum


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