FREE VIRTUAL EVENT: Lauren Tarshis, author of the bestselling I Survived series for young readers, will be joined by Corey Egbert, Marcie Colleen, and Aaron Becker for a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. A gripping graphic novel adaptation of Tashis's bestselling I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001, illustrated by Egbert, will be published on August 3rd. Colleen and Becker are the writer and illustrator of the upcoming 9/11-themed picture book, Survivor Tree. Both books can be preordered below.
PLEASE NOTE: This event will be prerecorded (from a school visit earlier in the day) and rebroadcast for your viewing at 6:00.
The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad's best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas's parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan.The next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It's a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, everything changes -- and nothing will ever be the same again. Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series comes to vivid life in bold graphic novels. Perfect for readers who prefer the graphic novel format, or for existing fans of the I Survived chapter book series, these graphic novels combine historical facts with high-action storytelling that's sure to keep any reader turning the pages. Includes a nonfiction section at the back with facts and photos about the real-life event.
Lauren Tarshis’ New York Times bestselling I Survived series (which has over 34 million copies in print!) tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and other world events.
Lauren is also the Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, where she oversees more than 25 classroom magazines. In her more than 25 years with Scholastic, Lauren has helped transform the company’s print magazines into the powerful learning tools they are today. In her current role, she is helping to expand the magazines’ deep connection to American classrooms and ensure their vital role in providing teachers and students with an understanding of the contemporary world. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.
Corey Egbert is a children’s illustrator and author based in rural Virginia. He believes in telling imaginative, funny, and touching stories that empower kids to make their world better. He studied at Snow College, Southern Virginia University, and Syracuse University. Corey lives with his wife, son, and two cats in a little house by the woods. Visit him online at coreyegbert.com.
Marcie Colleen is the author of numerous books for children, among them Love, Triangle; Penguinaut!; The Bear's Garden; and the Super Happy Party Bears chapter book series. A Brooklynite at heart, she now lives in San Diego, California. Marcie invites you to visit her online at thisismarciecolleen.com.
Aaron Becker is the creator of the Caldecott Honor Book Journey and two follow-up books in the trilogy: Quest and Return. He is also the creator of A Stone for Sascha and the board books You Are Light and My Favorite Color. Aaron lives with his family in Amherst, Massachusetts. Short films of his process, as well as prints of his artwork, can be found at storybreathing.com.