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The Buckeye Book Fair's online store features over 350 titles by Ohio authors and illustrators. Books include an autographed bookplate. Start shopping here!

Activating Readers & Writers — Educator’s Conference

David Lee Morgan, Jr. teaches English and Creative Writing at Washington High School in Massillon. He will discuss how teachers can activate students to love reading and writing, especially in today’s digital classroom. Grades: Elementary and middle school grades 3-8 Purchase David Lee Morgan, Jr.'s signed books HERE! Massillon Tigers: 15 for 15 (ages 13+) Read more

Working with Picture Books Ages 0-7 — Educator’s Conference

4:00-4:30 Keynote lecture from author, former children's book editor, and current library director Judy Carey Nevin about the importance of children's picture books for literacy and education. 4:30-5:00 Round-table with authors who will present their new books and ways to use them for lessons, discussions, and projects. Grades: Pre-K to 2nd grade Purchase signed books HERE! Judy Read more

Working with Picture Books: How to Revise & Shape Ideas — Educator’s Conference

4:00-4:30 Keynote lecture from illustrator Will Hillenbrand on "How to Revise and Shape Ideas" 4:30-5:00 Librarians, teachers, and parents of students K-12 can discover ways to use Ohio authors' books for teaching and share ideas for supporting literacy and reading projects. Purchase signed books HERE! Dave Szalay Lindsay Ward Jeffrey Ebbeler Michael Armstrong VIEWING INFORMATION: Read more

Working with Non-Fiction — Educator’s Conference

4:00-4:30 Keynote lecture from non-fiction author Mary Kay Carson about "Working with Non-Fiction." 4:30-5:00 Round-table with authors who will present their new books and ways to use them for lessons, discussions, and projects. Grades: Elementary and middle school grades 3-6 Purchase signed books HERE! Lisa Amstutz Kerrie Logan Hollihan Scott Longert Nancy Roe Pimm VIEWING Read more

Engaging Students & Teens

4:00-4:30 Keynote lecture from author and former National Teacher of the Year Sharon Draper on engaging students and teens for success as readers and writers. 4:30-5:00 Round-table with YA authors who will present their new books and ways to use them for lessons, discussions, and projects. Grades: Middle school and High school, grades 6-10 Purchase signed books Read more

How Did Ohio Influence the Outcome of WWII? | Ohio Book Talks

When World War II engulfed the nation, the men, women, and corporations of Akron, Ohio, dutifully played their part in the epic struggle. Author Tim Carroll will discuss how Ohio contributed to the war effort, which is the subject of his new book WORLD WAR II AKRON (The History Press, 2019). This lecture and conversation is Read more

Can Ohio Beat the Opioid Crisis? | Ohio Book Talks

Despite the odds, Ohio communities have come together to help those struggling with addiction. Author Jack Shuler will discuss how Ohio is combatting the opioid crisis, which is the subject of his new book THIS IS OHIO: THE OVERDOSE CRISIS AND THE FRONT LINES OF A NEW AMERICA (Counterpoint Press, 2020). This lecture and conversation is Read more

How Was Ohio Crucial to the Underground Railroad? | Ohio Book Talks

With 664 miles of the Ohio River separating free soil from slave soil, the area provided the greatest opportunity for slave escapes. Author Nancy Stearns Theiss will discuss Ohio's role in the Underground Railroad movement, which is the subject of her new book A TOUR ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD ALONG THE OHIO RIVER (The History Press, 2020). Read more