April 12, 2014 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
K-State Alumni Center, 17th Street and Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS, 66506, United States
Keynote speaker: Kadir Nelson, artist and illustrator.
Acclaimed for his illustrations for young readers in _We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball_, _Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad_, and_ Nelson Mandela_, artist Kadir Nelson will be the keynote speaker for the fourth biennial inter-disciplinary conference “The Power of Three: Children’s Literature in English, Education, and Library Science,” sponsored by the Children’s and Adolescent Literature Community (ChALC) and the Department of English. This year’s conference theme is “Drawn Together: Celebrating Racial Diversity in Children’s Literature.” Nelson has won many awards, including two Caldecott Honors, the Coretta Scott King Award, and an NAACP Image Award. In addition to children’s book illustrations, he has also produced album art for Michael Jackson and Drake and cover art for The New Yorker.
More information about the conference, which runs 8:30am-2:30pm, is available at http://www.k-state.edu/chalc/Conference.html.
9:00-9:50: Education Session—”‘I Never Thought About It That Way…’: Considering the Life Experiences of Others through Children’s Literature,” Vicki Sherbert, Assistant Professor, Education Department
10:00-10:50: Library Session—”Community Reading: Libraries and the Social Experience of Book,” Melendra Sutliff Sanders, Children’s Consultant, North Central Kansas Libraries
11:00-12:00: Keynote Speaker—Kadir Nelson, illustrator.
1:30-2:30: English Session—A panel of three English
graduate students will present papers.
The conference is open to students, faculty, and community members, but space will be limited, so reserve your free conference registration using the link provided on the conference web site at http://www.k-state.edu/chalc/Conference.html.