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Lauren Tarshis
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Lauren Tarshis is the author of the New York Times best-selling I Survived series. Each deeply researched book explores an important historical event through the eyes of a fictional child, with the goals of building knowledge, sparking curiosity, and modeling resilience. The series, read by millions of children, is used in classrooms across the country. She is also Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, where she oversees 21 award-winning classroom magazines and digital resources, with a combined total circulation of 15 million. She can be found online at


Where to see Lauren Tarshis
Tuesday, July 21st
Morning Keynote: Lauren Tarshis
Afternoon Keynote: Renée Watson

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