Friday, November 9, 2012

Keep the date: 2013 Children's / Young Adult Literature Conference - this February in Singapore

When: Feb. 1-3, 2013
(Friday, Meet the Author Reception; Saturday, Conference; Sunday, Writing and Illustrating Workshops)

Where: Singapore American School
Intermediate School Theatre

Chris Crutcher    
Author of 11 books (including Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, Stotan, Whaletalk, King of the Mild Frontier) written for young adults, with short stories in 12 anthologies. Recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.  [GoodReads] [Author website]

Kadir Nelson  
Awards include: 2008 Caldecott Honor recipient for Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, 2007 Caldecott Honor recipient for Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, 2009 Coretta Scott King Award Winner and 2009 Sibert Informational Book Award for We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball .  [GoodReads] [Author website]

Laura Vaccaro Seeger  
Illustrator/Author of 15 picture books including Green, The Hidden Alphabet, and Dog and Bear.  Awards include: 2008 Caldecott Honor and Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book for First the Egg, 2009 and Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for One Boy. [GoodReads] [Author website]

Deborah Wiles 
Author of four novels and two picture books, including Countdown and Love, Ruby Lavender,  Awards include: 2005 National Book Award finalist for Each Little Bird That Sings and the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship in 2004.  [GoodReads] [Author website]

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