If you’ll be at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in Columbus, Ohio, this week, please don’t hesitate to say hello! Here’s where you can find me (and a few other terrific folks):

1-2:15 p.m., rooms A-124/125
“Biographies That Lead to Breakthroughs and Lasting Connections”
Panelists: Chris Barton, Danielle Joseph, Don Tate
Moderator: Guadalupe García McCall

9:30-10:45 a.m., rooms B-130-132
“Your Funny Bone’s Connected to Your Head Bone: How Humor in Nonfiction Supports Engagement and Comprehension”
Roundtable Authors: Chris Barton, Candace Fleming, Kari Lavelle, Stacy McAnulty, Kate Messner, Greg Neri, Dan Santat, Eliot Schrefer, Nancy Vo, Alicia D. Williams
Roundtable Moderators: Lynsey Burkins, Tracey T. Flores, Roberta Price Gardner, Xenia Hadjioannou, Jodi-Beth Hazel, Julie Hoffman, Cindi Koudelka, Anita Stratton, Meghan Valerio, Jennifer Vincent
Session Chairs: Greg Micek, Katie Russell

11-11:50 a.m., Publisher Spotlight booth #404
Signing for Glitter Everywhere! Where It Came From, Where It’s Found & Where It’s Going

12:30-2:30 p.m., room Short North B
Children’s Book Awards Luncheon

4:15-5:30 p.m., room C-170
“Getting There, Being There: How Connecting with Places and People Can Inform Teaching and Writing”
Author Panelists: Chris Barton, Cynthia Levinson, Don Tate
Educator Panelists: Chauntelle Folds, Lynn Sweeney