Friday, November 17, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM EST
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Radisson Lansing at the Capitol 
111 N. Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

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Karen Becknell 
Michigan Association for Media in Education 


Karen Becknell 
Michigan Association for Media in Education 

MAME44 Special Event Registration for Public Librarians 

This year's Friday, Author Breakfast Buffet with Wendy Anderson Halperin is open to teachers and public librarians who are not MAME members. If you work in a school library, use the MAME 44 registration form.


Award Winning Author & Illustrator!
Wendy Anderson Halperin

Wendy is an award winning Michigan author and illustrator of children's and young adult books. She has studied painting and anatomy at Syracuse University, Pratt Institute, and under the tutelage of David Hardy. In the 70's Wendy worked as an Art director before moving into her present work as a teacher. She trains educators, librarians, as well as attends conferences and workshops. 

 Wendy was recognized by the Michigan Association of School Boards as an Excellence in Education recipient for her work with Drawing Children into Reading, and has received numerous other awards, from the Michigan Reading Association and National Science Teachers Association.

 Her books have received accolades from the American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the New York Times and the Boston Globe.

Among her books are Peace, Bonaparte, The Peterkin's Christmas, The Full Belly Bowl, Thank You God for Everything, and The Visit. Her books have won numerous awards and have been translated into many languages including Japanese, Dutch, and Tswana.

 Attendees of the Author's Breakfast will each receive a copy of Wendy's book, Peace, and the chance to win her "Peace" table.


Or, spend the day with us,
and enjoy the following sessions:

Author Buffet Breakfast with Wendy Anderson Halperin

Booklist BookEnd Booktalkers:
Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan
will booktalk the Best of the Best 2017 teen and YA

School Library Journal Blogger and Reviewer
Travis Jonker
will booktalk Best Books 2017-Elementary

Storyteller and  Author
Judy Sima
presents two sessions on storytelling and creating your own stories 

Marcia Mardis
Associate Professor, Florida State University iSchool and
Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research
will offer insights on  Open Education Resources (OER)

Shannon McClintock Miller
"Digital Tools to Connect Create and Collaborate"
Closing Keynote: "You Have What It Takes to be a Future Ready Librarian"

And Much More!