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 wsra.org
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 Lead, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing But the Truth, the Poppy books, Midnight Magic, and The Fighting Ground.
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.