Kids read books every day. Books their teachers assign, books their librarians recommend, books their parents give them. But where do books really come from and how does a seedling of an idea in an author's mind turn into the actual thing a student holds in his or her hands? "The Life of a Book" is an interactive presentation designed to explain to students the steps it takes to become part of the publishing family and usher a book through this remarkable process.*
Through the very unique perspectives and experiences of established editors and marketers in the industry, our goal is to shed light on publishing overall, show the creativity and work that goes into every aspect of making a book, and explain the steps students can take themselves to eventually become a part of the process-whether it's as an editor, an author, an agent, or a marketer.
CBC Diversity Partners, all experts in the industry, will be available to visit or Skype with classrooms during Children’s Book Week, the longest-running literacy initiative in the country, May 7th-13th. For further inquiries about this program, or to make an appearance request, please email your questions and information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note that this program can be adapted for students in elementary school, middle school, or high school and will last no longer than 45 minutes.