NCTE 2021 Author Events

Speakers will be appearing at their scheduled times in the NCTE Virtual Auditorium.

Preconference General Session 

Nikole Hannah-Jones and Nikkolas Smith

Authors of The 1619 Project: Born on the Water and The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Wednesday, November 17, 7:00-8:30pm 

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Opening General Session

Michelle Obama

Author of Becoming and Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers

Thursday, November 18, 4:30-5:45pm

Middle Level Keynote Session

Eve L. Ewing

Author of Maya and the Robot

Friday, November 19, 2:45-4:00pm

General Session

Colson Whitehead

Author of The Nickel Boys and Harlem Shuffle

Saturday, November 20, 11:00am-12:15pm

Closing General Session

Amanda Gorman

Author of Call Us What We Carry: PoemsChange Sings: A Children’s Anthem, and The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country

Sunday, November 21, 12:00-1:15pm

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