ReedPOP has announced the lineup for the 2018 Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, which will take place on Friday, June 1, at this year’s BookExpo in New York City.
Author Jacqueline Woodson, who was recently inaugurated as the sixth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will appear onstage to discuss her forthcoming books: The Dream of America (Penguin/Paulsen) and The Day You Begin (Penguin/Paulsen), illustrated by Rafael López.
Joining Woodson are Dave Eggers, author of What Can a Citizen Do? (Chronicle); Caldecott Honor artist and five-time Pura Belpré Award winner Yuyi Morales, author of Dreamers (Holiday House/Porter); and Meg Medina, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Merci Suarez Changes Gears (Candlewick). The event’s host has yet to be announced.
Brien McDonald, event director of BookExpo, said in a statement, “As one of the most anticipated events each year, the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast attracts a large audience looking to discover breakout talent in the world of children’s and young adult literature and we know that this year’s speakers will not disappoint. With works ranging in topics from immigration to growing up, each of these authors is exploring what it means to belong in a unique and pivotal way that is sure to lead to an unforgettable conversation.”