Session 1, Workshop 1: Nonfiction Joy: Passion & Process, K-12

JoEllen McCarthy, Melissa Stewart, Sarah Ahlbee, & Loree Griffin Burns

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JoEllen McCarthy is a member of The Educator Collaborative network.  Read her full bio here or request her for consulting or a speaking engagement.  JoEllen McCarthy, a dedicated educator for 20+ years, is a self-proclaimed “literacy geek.” Her considerable knowledge of effective literacy practices and child development, coupled with her passion and expertise for children’s literature, makes her a significant resource in the school districts with which she works.  JoEllen contributes to Choice Literacy, is an ambassador for Wonderopolis, and consults for Scholastic and through the organization she founded, Always Learning, which provides school and district-based professional development, energizing learning opportunities in many school communities. 

 Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 nonfiction books for children, including Can an Aardvark Bark?; No Monkeys, No Chocolate; and Feathers: Not Just for Flying. Her highly-regarded website features a rich array of educational resources for teaching nonfiction reading and writing. www.melissa-stewart.com Twitter: @mstewartscience

Sarah Albee is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 books for kids. Recent nonfiction titles have been Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections, Teachers’ Choice Winners, Notable Social Studies Trade Books, and winners of Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards. She loves to visit schools and presents to kids ranging from kindergarten through ninth grade.   Forthcoming titles include:

  • Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines. Releasing September 2017 (Crown Books for Young Readers)
  • George Washington: First President. Releasing December 2017 (part of HarperCollins’s new History/I Can Read! series)
  • Martin Luther King: A Peaceful Leader. Releasing January 2018 (part of HarperCollins’s new History/I Can Read! series)
  • Dog Days of History. Releasing January 2018 (National Geographic)
  • Alexander Hamilton: A Plan for America. Releasing Summer 2018 (part of HarperCollins’s new History/I Can Read! series)
Loree Griffin Burns is an award-winning writer whose books for young people have won many accolades, including ALA Notable designations, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book Award, an IRA Children’s Book Award, a Green Earth Book Award and two Science Books & Films (SB&F) Prizes. She holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and her books draw heavily on both her passion for science and nature and her experiences as a working scientist. Life On Surtsey, Iceland’s Upstart Island, her fourth book in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s ‘Scientists in the Field’ series, will be published in November 2017. www.loreeburns.com 

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