Lectures & Speaking Topics

Get Graphic
Kid-friendly comics are making a huge comeback in libraries and schools. Jennifer discusses how she and her brother, Matt, create their critically acclaimed graphic novel series Babymouse, and their new pond scum–green series, Squish—and how comics can inspire kids to read.
It Takes a Family
Jennifer will discuss how her family's interesting and varied history inspired her three Newbery Honor-winning books, Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise.
Take Notes
Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places, from an old note passed in class to finding a scorpion in a shoe. Jennifer discusses how various, unusual items have inspired her award-winning novels.

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