Elizabeth Warren to Keynote at U.S. Book Show

Senator Warren Opens ‘Children’s Day’ at Trade Book Show
Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Warren and cover of her upcoming book "Pinky Promises"

NEW YORK—April 20, 2021—Pinkie Promises, the forthcoming children’s book by Elizabeth Warren, promises to wow young people and kids’ book advocates alike. Speaking to booksellers and librarians, Senator Warren will take the virtual stage at the U.S. Book Show to discuss her Fall 2021 book and her special “pinkie promise” relationship with the girls who supported her candidacy for President in 2020.

The senior senator from Massachusetts promised to thank all the girls who helped her along the way and stood by her during the Presidential primary during the last election cycle. The result is Pinkie Promises (Henry Holt, October 12, 2021), an engaging tale of loyalty, female empowerment and political engagement, written by Senator Warren and illustrated by Charlene Chua.

“The U.S. Book Show welcomes Senator Warren as a keynote speaker on the children’s day,” said Krista Rafanello, senior marketing director of Publishers Weekly and the show manager of the U.S. Book Show. “As a mother and a publishing professional, I know girls benefit from role models—and Senator Warren is a strong, empathetic role model for girls everywhere who aspire to be their own selves and to rise above the status quo.” Senator Warren will speak on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

Senator Warren is no stranger to the publishing world, having written 12 books, her most recent being Persist (Metropolitan Books, May, 2021). She is an advocate for middle-class and working families and, under President Barack Obama, proposed and was named first special advisor of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In office since 2012, she is, notably, the vice chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus and chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel. Currently she serves on several U.S. Senate committees, among them Committee on Armed Services; the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Committee on Finance; and the Special Committee on Aging.

The inaugural U.S. Book Show is a three-day virtual conference conceived and crafted by Publishers Weekly to serve the bookselling, library, media and book publishing industry.

The most trusted voice in the industry for nearly 150 years, Publishers Weekly offers deep editorial expertise and dedication to excellence.

The U.S. Book Show, which runs May 25 – 27, 2021, features a wide array of editor, book and author panels; livestreaming Q&A sessions with panelists; topical library panels; professional programming geared to publishing professionals; networking opportunities and awards celebrations; and robust exhibit halls featuring publishers, big and small.

Participants and attendees will discover valuable information about forthcoming Fall 2021 titles and delight in one-to-one connections with exhibitors, booksellers, librarians, book media, publishers, authors, editors, members of the book publishing industry and allied professionals.

There is information about panels, speakers, registration, media passes, group sales, exhibiting and more at https://www.usbookshow.com (#USBookShow).

High-resolution headshot of Senator Warren: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b2o7wlokurtpjkv/Elizabeth%20Warren.jpg?dl=0

High-resolution cover image of Pinkie Promises: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9zj6if2w4hcqo5t/Pinkie%20Promises%20FINAL.jpg?dl=0

Advance review copies (e-galleys) of Pinkie Promises available upon request.

For more information, contact Christi Cassidy, +1-917-217-4269, ccassidy@publishersweekly.com.

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