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Authors and Author Events

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CSLA 2007 Wiki - Authors and Author Events

WHEN:   November 16-18, 2007

WHERE: Ontario Convention Center


Welcome to the Unofficial CSLA Conference wiki


The CSLA 2007 Conference Wiki is a shared online whiteboard.   CSLA members can share information using this wiki, making conference information accessible to everyone.   Play around: Notice how you can add comments to a page, see what people have changed, and edit all the text.   


Conference Committee members 



From Pat Lindsay and Julie Zisk, the 2007 CSLA Conference Committee Author Chairs:
Authors Hazuki Kataoka and David Battino, say that when presenting Kamishibai (paper theater), “reading becomes storytelling.” Kamishibai is based on traditional Japanese picture-card dramas, and is a popular street performance in Tokyo. Featuring multicultural folktales, the format of artwork on one side of sturdy 13-inch-wide cards and printed text on reverse side visually demonstrates that reading does become storytelling. Librarians can tell the stories and, at the same time, interact with the children. During the session, Hazuki and David relate the history of Kamishibai from the street performance beginnings to modern Japanese education.  Website: www.leafmoonarts.com                                                                                                                                                                  
Sonia Levitin writes books for children, young adults and adults. Born in Germany in the 1930s, her family’s escape from the Nazis provided the background for her acclaimed JOURNEY TO AMERICA trilogy and the impetus for over 40 books dealing with social concerns. Sonia’s books have received special recognition, including a National Jewish Book Award, a PEN Award, a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, a Western Writers of America Award and an Edgar for Best Mystery. Recent titles include THE GOODNESS GENE, a science fiction thriller, JUNK MAN’S DAUGHTER, a rag-to-riches American tale, and STRANGE RELATIONS, life with Chasidic Jews.   Contact: slevitin@ucla.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
After years of hard work and drawing on her own experiences, Ying Chang Compestine’s debut novel, REVOLUTION IS NOT A DINNER PARTY was released in August. Holt is cross-publishing the book for young adults and adults. Inspired by a true story, the novel relates the life of a young girl during China’s Cultural Revolution. Ying is the author of three cookbooks for adults, and is recognized as a national authority on Chinese cuisine and culture. THE REAL STORY OF STONE SOUP, a children’s book, was inspired by a trip to China. Several other children’s books include THE RUNAWAY RICECAKE, THE STORY OF NOODLES and THE STORY OF CHOPSTICKS.  Congratulations on Compestine’s new award from ALA!   Website: www.yingc.com                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Poet, myth teller and mask maker, Kate Hovey dramatically gives life to the gods, goddesses and heroes of Ancient Greece. Incorporating the craft of copper masks into her multi-media presentation, Kate explores Greek mythology through classical theater and statuary, as well as other examples of lyrical art work. VOICES OF THE TROJAN WAR revisits THE ILIAD OF HOMER, retelling the tragic story of Troy through the voices of the gods and heroes who fought there. VOICES OF THE TROJAN WAR  was named a 2005 Notable Book For Children in the English Language by the National Council of Teachers of English. ANCIENT VOICES, a collection of poetry,  was inspired by Kate’s frequent visits to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu and its Greco-Roman antiquities collection.  Website: www.KateHovey.com     





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