Florida Library to Hold Virtual Conference on Children’s Literature

Parents, educators, librarians, storytellers, authors and illustrators are invited to Broward County Library’s 33rd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature, held online from 9AM to 5PM on Friday, September 25, 2020.

The 33rd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature: “Sharing Voices” is a free, daylong professional development opportunity open to anyone interested in literacy for youth. This year’s special guests are award-winning authors Meg Medina and Ronald L. Smith.  

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The 18th Annual Ashley Bryan Art Series, the focus of which is books written and/or illustrated by persons of African descent, is presented in collaboration with the conference. This year’s featured Ashley Bryan illustrator is Laura Freeman. 

Conference highlights include: 

  • Keynote Presentation – Apples and Oranges: A Writer and Her Place. New York and South Florida as Shaping Forces in Works, with Meg Medina
  • Learn about the 2020 Jumpstart Read for the Record featured book Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, with by Meg Medina
  • Why I Write for Kids, with Ronald L. Smith
  • Using Picture Books to Teach Writing Skills to Older Readers, with Meg Medina
  • The Ashley Bryan Art Series featuring Illustrator Laura Freeman: Making Connections Through Illustration
  • Miami Book Fair presents Book Chat with Raj Haldar, author of the upcoming No Reading Allowed: The WORST Read-Aloud Book Ever
  • Closing thoughts with Gene Luen Yang

There is no charge for attending The Conference on Children’s Literature; preregistration is requested. For additional information, contact the Community Engagement Youth Services Administration at YSA_CE@broward.org or 954-357-7470.  

The joint Conference on Children’s Literature and Ashley Bryan Art Series is sponsored by Broward County Library, Broward Public Library Foundation, Friends of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLC), the Broward Reads Coalition and the Miami Book Fair.