September 28
5:30 pm

Newsies panel consists of Newsies Director Jim Corti, Northeastern Illinois University U.S. History teacher Francesca Morgan and author of the 1899 newsboy strike book Kids on Strike Susan Campbell Bartoletti.

Join us for the first discussion in our new Broadway Panel Series. We’re inviting Broadway artists and distinguished guests to delve deeper into the topics that make up some of our favorite stories.


Jim Corti

Jim Corti is Paramount Theatre’s Artistic Director, Director of Newsies and seven-time Jeff Award winner.

Francesca Morgan

Francesca teaches U.S. history at Northeastern Illinois University including on the decades featuring streetcorner newsboys in American cities and other forms of child labor. She is also an author of the book Women and Patriotism in Jim Crow America. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York.

Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the author of picture books, novels and nonfiction for children, including the Newbery Honor book Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, the Sibert Medal-winning Black Potatoes and Dear America: A Coal Miner’s Bride. She is also the author of Kids on Strike, a book about the newsboy strike of 1899. Her work has received dozens of awards and honors, including the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Nonfiction, the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award.

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