January 10: The First Step: A Reading, 6:30 p.m., Lesley University, Marran Theater, Cambridge, MA.**
February 3: Susan E. Goodman and E. B. Lewis discuss The First Step, collaboration, and children's publishing, 7 p.m., Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA.**
February 25: The First Step: Telling a story through words and pictures, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
March 3: Visit to West Elementary School, Andover, MA.
March 16: Visit to the Trotter Elementary School, Roxbury, MA.
April 5: The First Step: A Little Known Chapter in the First for School Desegregation, 1:30 p.m., Northeast Regional Conference on Social Studies, Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA.
April 7: Featured author for Authors and Appetizers, 5-6:30 p.m., Annual Massachusetts Reading Association Conference, Boston Marriott Quincy, Quincy, MA.
April 8: The First Step: Bringing Local History Alive, Annual Massachusetts Reading Association Conference, Boston Marriott Quincy, Quincy, MA.
April 15: Visit to the Fitzgerald Elementary School, Waltham, MA.
May 12: How DO You Burp in Space? A speech to celebrate the Battle of the Books, Vigo County Schools, Terre Haute, IN.
May 14: Author Panel, School Libriarians of Rhode Island Annual Conference, Kingston, RI.
May 20: Visit to the Park School, Brookline, MA.
June 6: Visit to the neighborhood schools, Boston, MA.
June 8: Visit to Umana Academy, East Boston, MA.
June 26: Panel–Inviting Children into Picture Books, 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Marran Theater, Lesley University.**
July 10: The Teachers' Choices Project. Susan E. Goodman and Rob Buyea discuss how writers of different genres create a story, 8-9 a.m., ILA Conference, Boston, MA.
October 28: Keynote address for the Boston Literacy Summit, Boston, MA.
December 6-7: Visit to Zervas Elementary, Newton, MA.
January 6-14: Lesley University MFA Low-Residency Program, Cambridge, MA.
February 1: Visit to Harvard/Kent Elementary School, Charlestown, MA.
February 2: Visit to Warren-Prescott School, Charlestown, MA.
February 10: Visit to the Mather School, Dorchester, MA.
February 11: Talks about The First Step, 2:45 and 3:15, The Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA**
February 14: Interview with Tanya Mosley, WBUR, Boston, MA.
March 18: Workshop-Palooza! A Day of Writing and Fun, Providence, RI.
June 23-July 1: Lesley University MFA Low-Residency Program, Cambridge, MA..
September 9: Author's signing 12-2 p.m., New England Mobile Book Fair, Newton, MA.
October 20, Recipient of the Jane Addams Children's Honor Book Award, New York, NY.
November 4: Agency and Grit in Children's Biographies, 2:45, Wondermore's What's New in Children's Books? Conference, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.
November 18: NCTE Conference, Acceptance remarks, Orbis Pictus Luncheon, St. Louis, MO.
November 30: Bring Books to Life: Hooking Kids on Reading, Jewish Coalition for Literacy, Needham, MA.
**Stars mean the event is open to the public