Sarah as a keynote speaker at Follett’s 2017 ReadingCon in Chicago

Sarah kicked off her speaking career as a Keynote Speaker alongside Kwame Alexander and Gene Luen Yang at Follett’s 2017 ReadingCon in Naperville, IL.

Sarah Frank already is gaining notoriety as she served as the closing keynote speaker at “ReadingCon: Collaborating for Literacy,” a conference on Thursday, June 22, 2017  at Northern Illinois University in Naperville, Ill. Designed for K-12 educators, the event featured an impressive array of award-winning authors:

Kwame Alexander
Gene Luen Yang
Carol Weston
Aaron Reynolds
Chelsea Sedoti
Nancy Cavanaugh
John David Anderson
Gillian King-Cargile
Judy Schachner
Julie Berry
Lauren Wolk
Candace Fleming
Eric Rohmann
Tim Green
Jennifer L Holm
Neal Shusterman
Barb Rosenstock
Jim Benton
Laurel Snyder
Matt Lamothe
Emily Jenkins/E Lockhart.
Sarah got to meet and chat with many of these authors:
Sarah’s presentation was titled “Let’s Add ‘Creative’ Back to Writing.” After her presentation she autographed One Chance posters and  posed for selfies with teachers and media specialists who were inspired by her talk.
About the One Chance book launch:
“At BeaLu Books, we have a strong belief in the power of literacy to bring positive changes to the lives of children in our communities and the world,” said CEO Luana Mitten. “And we couldn’t be more thrilled and proud to introduce such a talented young writer such as Sarah onto the scene with her first novel. The ‘One Chance’ series is off to a great start, and we are confident will be a popular read for middle grades and young adults.”
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