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.