Boston Book Festival 2021 Boston Book Festival 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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YA: This Session's for the Birds
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Derrick Z. Jackson
Derrick Z. Jackson
The Puffin Plan, Wednesday, October 20 | virtual
Stephen W. Kress
Stephen W. Kress
The Puffin Plan, Wednesday, October 20 | virtual
Rosemary Mosco
Rosemary Mosco
A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching, Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

Whether you identify as a city kid or an avid naturalist, fascinating birds can be found everywhere! In this session, we’ll hear from Rosemary Mosco, who’s been connecting people to the natural world with her funny (but scientifically accurate!) cartoons for years. In A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching she demystifies these ubiquitous but often misunderstood birds. Ornithologist Stephen W. Kress and photographer Derrick Z. Jackson team up for The Puffin Plan, a beautifully photographed account of reintroducing these gorgeous birds to rocky islands off the coast of Maine. We’ll hear from all these creators and get their ideas for incorporating the natural world into young people’s lives in this session hosted by Jeremy Spool of the Massachusetts Young Birders Club.

Donations made during registration or during the session will go to support the Boston Book Festival's Shelf Help Partnership, providing brand-new books and an author/illustrator visit to Boston-area public schools. This year's recipient schools are Josiah Quincy Elementary School in Chinatown and Chelsea High School in Chelsea. Thank you for your support!