TITLE: Esmé Raji Codell: 2012 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Esmé Raji Codell
EVENT DATE: 2012/09/22
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 23 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Esmé Raji Codell appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Esmé Raji Codell is an author, passionate teacher and "certified readiologist" who has written several books for children, young adults, parents and educators, among them "Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year." She writes a popular blog called "The Planet Esmé Book-a-Day Blog," in which she explores and critiques children's literature, and she also runs a literary salon for parents and teachers. Codell's personal philosophy: "Children's trade literature is our best hope for equalizing education in America." Her new book is "Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of Johnny 'Appleseed' Chapman."
SERIES: National Book Festival 2012