Library Jubilee 2010

Keynote Speaker - Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best-selling author of ETERNAL and TANTALIZE (both Candlewick).

Her award-winning books for younger children include JINGLE DANCER, INDIAN SHOES and RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME (all HarperCollins).

She is a member of faculty at the Vermont College M.F.A. program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

Her website at was named one of the top 10 Writer Sites on the Internet by Writer's Digest and an ALA Great Website for Kids.

Catch the latest from Cynthia at her Cynsations blog:

Resources and References

Cynthia Leitich Smith Official Author Website Cynthia's Blogs/Networks Cynthia's BooksAdditional Books Referenced Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (Yearling, 1986) Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause (Delacorte, 2007) Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (HarperCollins, 1977) Freaks! Alive on the Inside by Annette Curtis Klause (McElderry, 2006) The Great Ball Game by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Susan L. Roth (Dial, 1994) Immortal: Love Stories with Bite edited by P.C. Cast (BenBella, 2009) Going Bovine by Libba Bray (Delacorte, 2009) Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales edited by Deborah Noyes (Candlewick, 2004) The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine 1997-2007) Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Viking, 1941) Moccasin Thunder: Native American Stories for Today edited by Lori Marie Carlson (HarperCollins, 2005) Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Philomel, 2010) Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell (Delacorte, 2009) Sideshow: Ten Original Tales of Freaks, Illusionists and Other Matters Odd and Magical edited by Deborah Noyes Spilling Ink: A Young Writers Handbook by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter, illustrated by Matt Phelan (Flashpoint, 2010)(co-authors interview) The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray (Delacorte, 2007) Thirsty by M.T. Anderson (Candlewick, 2003) Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins) Additional Authors/Illustrators Mentioned Ming Doyle Angela Shelf Medearis Tim Tingle