I decided to introduce 20 authors in 20 minutes. I hope I can do it. I decided to pick 10 males and 10 female authors. I also decided each author had to have at least 3 books (some have many more). I also tried to pick both old and new authors. I also wanted to pick authors that matched the diversity of the students in the school. This includes White, African American, and LatinX students. I also wanted to pick some that might appeal to the reluctant reader as well as a couple that might attract a more experienced reader.
Sure, there are many others that might be included. As soon as I landed on these authors, 20 more came to mind. All in all this is a set of authors that I would hope to see in a classroom library. I would love to chat with students about these authors and their books.
Let's hope it goes well.