Charles Johnson, National Book Award winner (for Middle Passage), uses his Emery Jones science fiction adventure stories to entertain, excite students (particularly African-American) about STEM fields, and fight bullying of children who like STEM. The five book series follows Emery and his pal Gabby as they face dinosaurs running wild, hostile robots and aliens, and in the forthcoming book three, problems caused by time travel to evolution itself that threatens.. everything. The series is grounded in real science and includes posters for schools highlighting achievements of African-American scientists and connecting core scientific principles to the daily lives of students.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: PopTop Stage
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.