Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

June Meeting – A Day in the Life of a School Librarian with Ro Menéndez

Date(s) - 06/26/2021
9:30 am - 11:30 am


June Brazos Valley meeting with school librarian Ro Menéndez
If you want to write a book teachers love to read and kids love to re-read, there’s no one better to learn from that a school librarian. School librarians are at the daily crossroads between a book’s creators and it’s readers. Guest speaker, school librarian Ro Menéndez will walk us through her duties as a school librarian, including how she engages with both authors, illustrators and readers/students. She will also touch on her work creating teacher’s guides for popular books such as The Last Stop on Market Street, Carmela Full of Wishes and Milo Imagines the World (check the guide out here). Join us for a dynamic discussion about the things you can do to keep young readers connected with your story and tap into the purchasing power of school librarians.

About Ro Menéndez

Ro Menéndez is a bilingual educator and elementary school librarian with over 15 years of experience. She consistently advocates for young readers’ right to choose what they read and exposes her students to social justice issues and education. Ro creates educator guides to help teachers and students connect their lived experiences and learning to diverse stories and the humanness we all share.

Until further notice, all monthly meetings will take place via Zoom. Please register  in advance to receive login information (you will get an email with the Zoom meeting ID and password the night before the event). As usual, our meetings are free and open to the public. We encourage you to invite members of the Brazos Valley writing community to join us!

Can’t make the meeting? Don’t worry! A replay will be provided for all registrants after the meeting and will also be posted on the SCBWI Brazos Valley private Facebook group (join here: