8:30 am | Check-in and Breakfast

9:00 am | Opening and Welcome

Cathryn Mercier, Director and Professor, Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Simmons College, and Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief, The Horn Book, Inc.

9:15 am | What’s Actually in the Box?

 A keynote address by M. T. Anderson, author, Symphony for the City of the Dead.

10:00 am | Unboxing Nonfiction

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Judge Roxanne Feldman interviews Carole Boston Weatherford, author, and Ekua Holmes, illustrator, Voice of Freedom

10:45 am | Get Me Out of the Health Food Aisle!: Rethinking Nonfiction

A presentation by Steve Sheinkin, author, Most Dangerous

11:30 am | Book Signing

12:00 pm | Lunch and Breakout Sessions

1:00 pm | How Jazz and Picture Books Are the Same Exact Thing

A conversation with Roxane Orgill, author, and Francis Vallejo, illustrator, Jazz Day

Moderated by Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief, The Horn Book, Inc.

2:00 pm | Unboxing Picture Books

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Judge Betsy Bird interviews Rebecca Kai Dotlich, author, and Fred Koehler, illustrator, One Day, the End

2:45 pm | Unboxing Fiction

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Chair Joanna Rudge Long interviews Laura Amy Schlitz, author, The Hired Girl, and Rebecca Stead, author, Goodbye Stranger

3:30 pm | Presentation of the Scott O’Dell Award

Scott O’Dell Committee Chair Roger Sutton honors Laura Amy Schlitz, The Hired Girl

3:45 pm | Closing Remarks from Cathryn Mercier

4:00 pm | Scott O’Dell Reception Hosted by Candlewick Press