Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Monthly Meeting: 20 Things I’ve Learned from 20 Books with Author Chris Barton

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Date(s) - 03/14/2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

603 N. Lamar - Austin, TX 78703


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Author Chris Barton, photos by Heather Gallagher Photography

(Please note time change for this month only)

Chris Barton is the author of picture books including bestseller Shark Vs. Train, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, illustrated by Tom Persiani (Charlesbridge, 2009), and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, illustrated by Don Tate (Charlesbridge, 2016), included on 19 state reading lists.

His newest books include Dazzle Ships, illustrated by Victo Ngai (Millbrook Press, 2017),  the Mighty Truck early-reader series, illustrated by Troy Cummings (HarperCollins, 2017) and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, illustrated by Ekua Holmes (Beach Lane Books, 2018).

Chris and his wife, YA/middle-grade novelist Jennifer Ziegler, live in Austin, Texas, where Chris has advocated for greater diversity in children’s literature by cofounding the Modern First Library program with BookPeople.

THIS MONTH ONLY, the monthly meeting will be PRECEDED by an Open Critique Group for SCBWI members.