This video will begin at Sunday, July 26, 2020, 11:00 PDT.
Award-winning, bestselling children's book authors talk about the YouTube reading series Gotham Reads. Reading books to kids is a treasured experience, stimulating their imaginations and providing comfort in these challenging times. Over 100 authors, illustrators, public figures and celebrities have read books for this YouTube series. This panel of top authors discusses the power of the imagination, which book they selected for Gotham Reads, and the enduring power of storytelling. Panelists include Emmy winning actor, producer and author Henry Winkler and writing partner Lin Oliver (co-authors of NYT bestseller Alien Superstar), Caldecott Honor winner Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Angela Diterlizzi (Some Bugs), Christina Hammonds Reed (The Black Girls), Selwyn Seyfu Hinds (Washington Black and Prince of Cats screenwriter), and D.J. MacHale (Pendragon). Also on the panel are Gotham Reads producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein (The Maze Runner franchise) and Andrew Geller (1stAveMachine). Moderated by Lin Oliver (executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators). @GothamReads