Teacher and Librarian Resources and MRA Resources Celebrating Equity and Inclusion

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Welcome to the Teachers’ and Librarians’ Corner: where connecting with a local children’s book author or illustrator is made easier.

SCBWI-MI is proud to partner with teachers and librarians to provide students with the resources to expand their love of reading. We hope the information included will not only allow you to locate authors and illustrators in your area but help you discover ways to create a great literary experience for your students. Feel free to take advantage of these resources and share them with other professionals. 

Authors and illustrators in your area: SCBWI School Presenter List** This link gives you a list of children’s book authors and illustrators in those different regions. Each region (1-10) is found at the bottom of the page on a tab. Once you find your region, click on that tab and it will take you to a list of authors and illustrators separated by age category — picture book, middle grade, and young adult. Each author has indicated the age groups they present to as well as the themes their presentations touch on. We hope that this will help you find a presenter who best fits your needs. Once you find a speaker, we encourage you to check out their website for more information on their individual presentations as well as how to contact them. 

Region Map-Author/Illustrator flyer 

MRA Resource: Celebrating Equity & Inclusion in Literature

To view a list of Michigan authors and illustrators with work that highlights books that offer mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors, click HERE.

Additional resources:

Michigan Library Association: www.mla.com

Authors by State Blog: www.authorbystate.blogspot.com/

American Library Association: www.ala.org

SKYPE an Author: http://skypeanauthor.wikifoundry.com/ 

Helpful School Visit Preparation Resources:

Funding author visits

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SchoolVisitExperts.com: Creating School Visits that Kids, Teachers & Librarians Love


Contact nearby bookstores!

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Kazoo books (Kalamazoo)


Bookbug (Kalamazoo)

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Schulers (Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, West Bloomfield)

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The Book Beat (Oak Park)

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Pages Bookshop (Detroit)

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Coreander's Children's Bookshoppe (Grosse Pointe)

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Snowbound Books (Marquette)

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Mclean & Eakin Bookstore (Petosky)