4/27/2017 – Starved Rock Reading Council  (Starved Rock)

2/28/2017 – Middle School Visit

1/29/2017 – Middle School LitFest (Evanston Public Library)

12/3/2016 – Literary Salon with Betsy Bird (Evanston Public Library)

10/20-22, 2016 – Youth Literature Festival of Illinois (Central Illinois)

10/7-9, 2016 – Iowa City Book Festival (Iowa City, IA)

9/29-10/1, 2016 – Illinois Reading Council (Peoria, IL)

9/17/2016 – SCBWI-Southlands IL event: Beyond Being “unique”: A Mixed-Race Author In a Monoracial World (Mokena, IL)

4/1-3, 2016 – Illinois Reads 2016 (Mt. Sterling, IL)

3/31/2016 – Live radio interview on the Mary Griffith Show

3/16-19, 2016 – Waterstones Children’s Book Prize (London, UK)

2/20/2016 – Anderson’s Breakfast (Naperville)

10/24/2015 – Wisconsin State Book Festival presentation (Madison)

10/23/2015 – Wisconsin State Book Festival presentation (Madison)

10/3/2015 – Illinois Reading Council presentation (Peoria, IL)

6/13/2015 – Women and Children’s First Bookshop mothers and daughters’ workshop (Chicago)

6/6/2015 – Bird wins the Wisconsin Library Association’s 2015 Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award

6/7/2015 – Printers’ Row (Chicago)

5/8/2015 – Delivering the keynote speech for DePaul University’s English Conference (Chicago, IL, 6pm)

5/1/2015 – Receiving award from Society of Midland Writers (Chicago)

4/24/2015 – School visits and Lawrence University meet-and-greet for the Fox Cities Book Festival (Appleton, WI)

4/23/2015 – School visit and public lecture at the Fox Cities Book Festival (Appleton, WI)

4/16/2015 – College presentations at Lewis and Clark Community College (Alton, IL)

4/10/2015 – Middle school visit

2/26/2015 – Middle school visit

2/12/2015 – Middle school visit

1/28/2015 – The Cooperative Children’s Book Center has made Bird one of its top choices for 2015.

1/23/2015 – Diversity panel talk at 57th Street Books (Chicago), 6:30-8pm

8/20/2014 – Bird was featured alongside Judy Blume on the #WeNeedDiverseBooks website.

4/17/2014 – The Smithsonian gave Bird a great review.

4/12/2014 – Bird was featured in The Guardian‘s list for fiction for older readers!

1/31/2014 – Crystal Chan’s article, My mixed race childhood in the Midwest, was published by The Guardian, one of the UK’s *national* newspapers! Read it here.

1/1/2014 – Bird is making its way around the world! Currently, the book has sold to Text Publishing (Australia); Random House UK (United Kingdom); Intrinseca (Brazil); Magellan (Germany); Kluitman (Netherlands); Helium (France), RAO Publishing (Romania), Epsilon Yayinevi (Turkey), and Alternative Culture Press (Korea).

Bird is out on audio book in the U.S. through Listening Library, and Amandla Stenberg, who played Rue in the Hunger Games, is narrating!


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