Lerner Publishing Group is a homegrown, family-owned children’s publisher, based in the North Loop for more than 60 years. Specializing in books for PreK though young adult readers, Lerner is now one of North America’s largest independent book publishers for children and young adults. We want to empower educators, librarians, and parents with knowledge so they can inspire young minds in classrooms, reading rooms, and living rooms. We are proud to bring Kao Kalia Yang, Minnesota Book Award-winning author of A Map into the World and The Most Beautiful Thing to the Picture Book Play Time panel. Books are available through Red Balloon Bookshop or wherever books are sold.