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Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
UW Oshkosh | Sage Hall

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Department of Literacy and Language will offer its annual Children’s Literature Conference designed for PK-12 teachers, literacy leaders, school administrators and librarians. The conference features four keynote presentations by authors of books for children and young adults. The authors will sign books, which will be available for purchase at the conference.
This conference is for adults. If you would like information on author presentations for children, please visit


Registration deadline: October 4, 2019

$60 | UW Oshkosh Students
$120 | Fox Valley Reading Council Members
$145 | Literacy Professionals



Avi has written more than 75 books for children and young adults. His awards include the 2003 Newbery award, two Newbery Honors, two Horn Book awards, and an O’Dell award. Among his most popular books are Crispin: The Cross of LeadThe True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleNothing But the Truth, the Poppy books, Midnight Magic, and The Fighting Ground.

Tonya Bolden

Tonya Bolden is an award-winning author of more than twenty books for the young, including Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl, a Coretta Scott King honor book and James Madison Book Award winner, and MLK: Journey of a King, recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English’s 2008 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Her book George Washington Carver received a Virginia Library Association Jefferson Cup and a Cleveland Public Library Sugarman Award. 


Oge Mora

Oge Mora is a painter residing in Providence, RI. Her first picture book, Thank You, Omu!, was a Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, Ezra Jack Keats Book Award recipient, and a New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice.  

Gary Schmidt

Gary Schmidt is the best-selling author of Pay Attention, Carter JonesOrbiting Jupiter; the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy; the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars; and Okay for Now