Never Forget

Teen Stage

Saturday, 11:00-11:45

Jewell Parker Rhodes (Towers Falling), Nora Raleigh Baskin (Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story) and local author Robert Weintraub (No Better Friend) discuss the impact of shared, historic tragedy and the healing that follows.


Nora Raleigh Baskin

Nora Raleigh Baskin is the ALA Schneider Family Book Award–winning author of Anything But Typical. She was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for her novel What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows, and has since written a number of middle grade and teen novels, including The Truth About My Bat Mitzvah, The Summer Before Boys, and Ruby on the Outside. Nora lives with her family in Connecticut.

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of Ninth Ward, a Coretta Scott King honor book, and Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award. She has also written many award-winning books for adults. Jewell lives with her family in Arizona.
Rob Weintraub

Robert Weintraub is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Slate and the author of the acclaimed books The House That Ruth Built, The Victory Season, and No Better Friend.


Paula Bloom

Dr. Paula Bloom is a practicing clinical psychologist, author, TEDx speaker and on-air CNN mental health commentator. She has contributed blogs to The Huffington Post and has been featured in "prestigious academic journals" such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Woman’s Day and Men's Health and currently works as a staff psychologist at Agnes Scott College. Paula lives in Decatur with her husband, their two unicycling kids, and a 5-pound Chihuahua/Yorkie who is the boss of their 50-lb boxer puppy.