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A forum for multicultural themes and issues in literature for children and young adults.

30th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference: Kent State University

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April 3 & 4, 2014
Pearls of Wisdom:
Celebrating 30 Years of the Virginia Hamilton Conference


Join us for a look back at the “pearls of wisdom” offered by Virginia Hamilton and her work, as well as all those who have graced the conference stage over the past 30 years. Some 200+ writers, illustrators, librarians, teachers, students and scholars will gather for this inspiring time of remembrance and reflection.

Keynote Speakers for 2014

  • Winner of this year’s Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, Newbery Award-winner Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Caldecott Medalist David Diaz
  • Coretta Scott King Award winner Andrea Pinkney

Read about the presenters, workshops and more!