On September 9th at 4:00pm PDT, Warwick's will host Transitioning To Newer Normals: How Kids' Books and Authors Can Help with authors Chris Baron, Matt de la Peña, Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, Sally J. Pla, and Minh Lê. This is a free virtual event for educators, parents, readers and writers. REGISTER HERE!
Chris Baron is a professor of English at San Diego City College. He is the author of The Magical Imperfect and All of Me. He also authored an adult poetry collection, Lantern Tree, which was published as part of a poetry anthology, Under the Broom Tree, winner of the San Diego Book Award. He lives in San Diego with his wife and three children.
Matt de la Peña is the Newbery Medal-winning author of Last Stop on Market Street. He is also the author of the award-winning picture books Milo Imagines the World, Carmela Full of Wishes, Love, and A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, and seven critically acclaimed young-adult novels. Matt teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country.
Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan is an author, former K-8 teacher, university professor, and current Director of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Center at San Diego State University. She writes books about things that geek her. She likes to write about her Chinese American heritage and fun facts about anything on the odd side.
Sally J. Pla is the author of the acclaimed novels The Someday Birds, Stanley Will Probably Be Fine, and the picture book, Benji, the Bad Day and Me. She has English degrees from Colgate and Penn State and has worked as a business journalist and in public education. She lives with her family near lots of lemon trees in Southern California.
Minh Lê is an author and national early childhood policy expert. He wrote Green Lantern: Legacy, Lift (illustrated by Dan Santat), Drawn Together (also illustrated by Santat), Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and The Perfect Seat (illustrated by Gus Gordon). He has also written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. Minh currently lives in San Diego with his wife and kids.