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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25–28 May 2023

Join our panelists for an exciting discussion on the latest trends, themes, and popular titles that are captivating young readers in the middle grade scene. From diverse representation to innovative storytelling, this session offers insights and perspectives on the revolution that is shaping children's literature. 

Illustrations Middle grade Writing for Children and Youths

Erika Turner

Erika Turner (USA)

Erika Turner is an editor of award-winning and critically acclaimed books for young readers. As an executive editor at Little Brown Books for Young Readers, she focuses on books in all formats, with a particular specialty in stories that uplift marginalized voices. She’s also a dog lover, a yoga enthusiast, and an aspiring language nerd, with intermediate fluency in Spanish and Japanese.

Mindy Pang

Mindy Pang (Singapore)

Mindy has more than a decade of experience as editor and marketing manager at Marshall Cavendish International. She is the driving force behind key publications as a senior editor and develops marketing strategies to help the publishing house remain a leading publisher in Asia and beyond.

Kate Brundage

Moderator Kate Brundage (Singapore/US)

Kate Brundage has been an Elementary School Librarian at the Singapore American School for the past 16 years. She is currently serving as the International School Libraries Network (ISLN) representative on the AFCC Teachers and Parents Programme Committee. 

Programme dates and times are subject to change.