Upcoming Programs

The Center for Children’s Books is hosting a series of author events to mark the implementation of the TEAACH Act in Illinois. The Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History Act ensures that every public elementary and high school student in Illinois learns about the contributions of Asian Americans to the economic, cultural, social, and political development of the United States.

Events will be held via Zoom on
Wednesday, September 28 and Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Galley Giveaway
Monday, October 10, 2022
12pm-6pm
iSchool Courtyard at 501 E Daniel

We are holding the Galley Giveaway in the iSchool Courtyard at 501 E Daniel on Monday, October 10th from 12pm-6pm. The CCB is giving away free pre-publication copies of children’s, middle grade, and young adult books. The intended audience is graduate students, but anyone is welcome to browse and take galleys.

A Book Club with Ms. Campbell and Dr. Dahlen (ABCCD)
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
6:00-7:00 pm Central Time

Join us as we discuss The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho.

Register Here for the Zoom session

A Book Club with Ms. Campbell and Dr. Dahlen (#ABCCD) is a virtual, monthly book discussion group hosted by Ms. Edith Campbell and Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen, with support from Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library and the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences Center for Children’s Books. In an effort to build solidarity among all readers, #ABCCD highlights youth literature representing Asian American and Black American experiences as expressed by creators from these communities.

A Conversation Between Award-Winning Writer Christina Soontornvat and Professor Sarah Park Dahlen
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm Central Time via Zoom

Christina Soontornvat is an award-winning author, engineer, and STEM educator. Her many works for children include picture books and the Diary of an Ice Princess chapter book series. Her middle grade fantasy novel, A Wish in the Dark, and her nonfiction biography, All ThirteenThe Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team were both named 2021 Newbery Honor Books. Her latest book, The Tryout, is a graphic novel memoir and was published in September 2022 by Scholastic/Graphix.

Register Here for the Zoom session

A Book Club with Ms. Campbell and Dr. Dahlen (ABCCD)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
6:00-7:00 pm Central Time

Join us as we discuss The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis, adapted by Brandy Colbert and Jeanne Theoharis.

Register Here for the Zoom session

A Book Club with Ms. Campbell and Dr. Dahlen (#ABCCD) is a virtual, monthly book discussion group hosted by Ms. Edith Campbell and Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen, with support from Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library and the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences Center for Children’s Books. In an effort to build solidarity among all readers, #ABCCD highlights youth literature representing Asian American and Black American experiences as expressed by creators from these communities.

An archive of our past events can be found here.