Find Scholastic at ALA Midwinter

Guest Blogger  //  Jan 13, 2020

Find Scholastic at ALA Midwinter

This week, thousands of librarians and educators will arrive in Philadelphia for the 2020 ALA Midwinter Conference. If you're attending, here are some Scholastic highlights you won't want to miss!

This year at our booth (#1130), we will be giving away advanced reading copies of Kent State, Mananaland, Show Me A Sign, One Little Bag, Eat Your Rocks, Croc, and more! We will also be giving out discussion guides, posters, and bookmarks… including limited edition bookmarks with code for a FREE EXCERPT of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes!

For a sneak peek at these titles and more, watch our online preview!

Find Scholastic at the following events:

Saturday, January 25, 2020


WNDB x Scholastic Booth Celebration (with Meet & Greet until 5:00pm)

Location: Scholastic Booth #1130

We Need Diverse Books and Scholastic are celebrating 5 years of ongoing and increasing collaboration, starting with WNDB Book Clubs flyers and continuing with The Power of Story, author events, and more. This special in-booth celebration will feature a champagne toast from 2:00pm-3:00pm with limited edition giveaways and promotional materials. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020


WNDB x Scholastic Book Buzz 

Location: Exhibit Hall Book Buzz Stage

Learn about new books and offerings from Scholastic and We Need Diverse Books! Find out about engaging books that reflect the world that young people live in across all age ranges and interests, and learn how Scholastic and We Need Diverse Books support reading. FREE books and resources will be available for attendees!


Not-Quite-Banned: Combating The Invisible Censorship of LGBTQIA+ Stories

Location: Exhibit Hall Pop Top Stage

ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom invites you to join a frank discussion on visibility, representation, and censorship with Scholastic author Kacen Callender (Hurricane Child and King and the Dragonflies) in addition to Eric Bell, I.W. Gregorio, Alex London, and Alexandra Villasante. This session will center on authors’ personal experiences with soft censorship and how best to protect intellectual freedom and access to authentic LGBTQIA+ characters and stories.