I’m pleased to share that I’ll be reading my narrative nonfiction picture book BY THE SWORD at The Brooklyn Book Festival Children’s Day – this Saturday (September 19) at 2 pm, booth 20,5 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn. It’s especially fitting to read this book because it tells the story of the Battle of Long Island — which took place right on that very soil!
The Battle of Long Island (also called the Battle of Brooklyn) was our first battle following the Declaration of Independence – and it was almost our last. George Washington’s greatest moment was his retreat from the battle – crossing his 10,000 men across the East River to Manhattan using six just whaleboats.
Please read my post from August 27 (the anniversary of the battle) for more about this incredible moment in our nation’s history.
A quote from THE MEMOIR OF COLONEL BENJAMIN TALLMADGE, in which he describes the result of our Declaration Of Independence. Tallmadge is the hero in my nonfiction picture book BY THE SWORD.
I’ll be reading & signing at the Society of Children’s Authors & Illustrators Metro NY chapter booth (#20), along with other wonderful writers.
Here’s the line-up (the booth is open 10-4):
10:15AM Lisa Anchin
11AM Ginger Pate
12PM Melanie Hope Greenberg
1PM Caron Levis
2PM Selene Castrovilla
If you’re interesting in writing for children, come by and learn about our organization! It has been essential in my learning and my career.
I will also be at the SCBWI Metro NY’s booth (#107) on Sunday, September 20.
Here’s more information about the two-day festival:
Brooklyn Book Festival Children’s Day on Saturday, September 19, 2015 10am—4pm
On Saturday, September 19th, The festival will be held at 5 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn:
For it’s 10th Anniversary, the Brooklyn Book Festival presents a Children’s Day for children ages 2 – 11. Come enjoy authors and illustrators in readings, performances and workshops as they present cool new and beloved children’s books. Have fun with costumed characters, join music performances, and browse a Children’s Marketplace of booksellers, all in a beautiful urban park setting. Rain or Shine.
Brooklyn Book Festival 2015 on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 10am—6pm
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.
On Saturday, September 20th, the festival will be held at
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201