We’ve added a forth presenter, Michael Grant. Michael is the author of Bzrk, Eve & Adam (co-written with Katherine Applegate), Gone series (Best Children’s Novel for Hunger, SCIBI 2009), The Magnificent 12 series. He is the husband of Katherine Applegate and the two of them will be doing a joint presentation. It’s all very exciting!
Registration for the 2013 Conference will open up October 2013!
Save the Date for the 10th Annual WWU Children’s Literature Conference!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
We are continuing the tradition and excitement with award winning presenters
Brian Pinkney, Susan Campbell Bartoletti and Katherine Applegate!
Brian Pinkney – Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra (Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor), Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book), Faithful Friend (Caldecott Honor), In The Time of the Drums (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor)
Susan Campbell Bartoletti – Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow (Newbery Honor and Sibert Honor), The Boy Who Dared (ALA Best Books for Young Adults), Black Potatoes: The Great Irish Famine (Sibert Winner and Orbis Pictus Award), They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group (YALSA Excellence in Non-Fiction Finalist), Kids on Strike! (Jane Addams Award)
Katherine Applegate – The One and Only Ivan (Starred Reviews in School Library Journal & Kirkus), Home of the Brave (Golden Kite Award), Roscoe Riley Rules series, Animorphs book series
Questions about the conference can be directed to Sylvia Tag: email@example.com
Franny Billingsley, Chime
(Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, Inc. )
Debby Dahl Edwardson, My Name Is Not Easy
Thanhha Lai, Inside Out and Back Again
(Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Albert Marrin, Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
(Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)
Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now
(Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Young People’s Literature Judges: Marc Aronson (Panel Chair),
Ann Brashares, Matt de la Peña, Nikki Grimes, Will Weaver