March 18, 2015

♦ ACL 2015 ♦ KidLit Community ♦ Our Peeps

ALL DUE RESPECT. A Dialogue about Diversity, Equity, and Creating Safe Spaces for All Youth. Friday, April 10, 2015. The keynote for the Association of Children's Librarians Institute is prolific children's book writer Jacqueline Woodson, and the effervescent Maya Gonzalez, whom we met in person for the first time at KidLitCon, is giving a creativity session.

Children's book editor Laura Atkins - also a KidLitCon attendee last October - is speaking on a panel chaired by Nina Lindsay, the children's services coordinator for the Oakland Public Library who recently published this intensely important SLJ piece on the challenges and choices ahead for diversity in children's publishing. Co-paneling with Laura are author Jacqueline Woodson, writer, blogger and activist Malinda Lo, and poet, activist and writer Aya de Leon. Does this not sound weighty and thought-provoking and fabulous with potential? And the Institute is open to the public. Register for the day here.


Meanwhile in other KidLitCon attendee news...

Recognize the name of your Cybils Overlord? Of course you do.

Coming August 4th from Skyhorse Publishing.


Hat tip and curtsey to blog-buddies Laura and Overlord Anne for letting us know what they're up to in the community.

5 comments:

Anne Boles Levy said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sarah Stevenson said...

Woo hoo! We are so excited for you!!

Also, I have to say, I am envious of that glamorous Ms. Woodson author photo. I love it.

Sheila Ruth said...

The presentations sound great; I wish I could go!

tanita✿davis said...
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tanita✿davis said...

@Our Overlord: Could NOT be silent about that awesome cover!
@AF: I cannot seem to be that comfortable in front of the camera... in my skin... at any time. Ms. Woodson makes it look easy.
@Sheila Ruth: I KNOW. I want to go, but a.) Not really a librarian, and b.) Have to decide carefully what I attend - already taking some time off for ALA in SF...