If you don’t know what an ED Talk is, it’s kind of like a TED Talk but it focuses on education.
I got to talk to people about reading and why parents should get diverse books for their child’s bookshelf. I explained why I think diversity is important in children’s books. I also gave suggestions for books to read and talked about my blog.
Even though it was my first time speaking in front of so many people, when I got up onto the stage, I wasn’t feeling nervous at all. Instead I was feeling really excited to tell the audience what I wanted to say. I was happy that some of my friends and my school principal came to support me and hear me talk.
The hardest part was coming up with my Top 10 lists because I like a LOT of books. (Scroll down below for my suggestions.)
At my exhibitor booth, a lot of people came to check out the books I brought from my personal library. (I was paranoid that people might think they were giveaways and take them.) It was a great experience to meet so many people, including Gary Abud, the former Michigan Teacher of the Year who gave an ED Talk before me.
Oh! And also, besides talking to everyone, I really loved the DELICIOUS free lunch!