2016 Children’s and Young Adult
Literature Festival: April 12-April 16
Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival at Salisbury University
will focus on diversity, creative arts, and the environment in Children's and Young Adult Literature this year.
April 12 (Tuesday) at 10 am
Holloway Hall Auditorium
Free Event Open to Public
April 14 (Thursday) at 5 pm
The Wicomico Room:
||Young Author Reception: with Carole Boston Weatherford||Free Event Open to the Public|
April 15 (Friday):
Authors in schools
April 16 (Saturday): 9 am to 2 pm
Diversity, Art and the Enviromnment: The World of Children's Books
Registration: $30 (Gullcard $20)
Single session $10
Single session $10
Register here!!Registration for Conference
Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival
Saturday April 16, 2016
"Diversity, Art, and the Environment:
The World of Children’s Books"
8:30 Coffee and Registration
9:00 Welcome Curriculum Resource Center
9:05 Carol Boston Weatherford (Introduced by Diallo Sessoms) Curriculum Resource Center
Recipient of the NAACP Image Award and Coretta Scott King Award (Author)
9:50 Jen Cullerton Johnson (introduced by Ernie Bond) Curriculum Resource Center
Recipient of the Green Earth Book Award honor
With special announcement about the “Sadler Award for Environmental
10:35 Teena Gorrow, Ted Koppie (introduced by Patricia Dean) Curriculum Resource Center
Green Earth Book Award recipient.
Joined by April Todd, 2008 Maryland Teacher of the Year and
Dr. Frode Jacobsen, Maryland Bird Conservation Initiative Science Coordinator
11:15 Joe Turner and Mark Robinson (introduced by Shanetia Clark) Curriculum Resource Center
Philadelphia area comic book legends
11:50 Lunch and Raffle 226 A and the Reading Room
Booksigning Curriculum Resource Center
12:35 Bryan Collier (introduced by Shanetia Clark) Curriculum Resource Center
Recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award (illustrator), and the Caldecott honor
1:15 Vanessa Salgado (introduced by Teena Gorrow) Curriculum Resource Center
Recipient of two blue ribbons at the National Maker Faire
Booksigning: Autographing of books will go on throughout the day in the CRC
For details on the festival and the conference contact the Teacher Education Department at 410-543-6509
The highlight of the Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival is the day-long "Diversity, Art, and the Environment: The World of Child's Books" on Saturday April 16 which will take place in the Curriculum Resource Center (226 TETC) at Salisbury University. This annual festival hosts authors, illustrators and children's literature professionals including the following featured presenters. Registration for Conference
Bryan Collier, a native of Pocomoke City, MD, is a nationally celebrated artist and illustrator. Collier’s Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave received both the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Award. Collier’s illustrations for Knock, Knock won him the Coretta Scott King Award. In 2014, Bryan Collier was the USA nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration, the most prestigious international award for children’s literature. Trombone Shorty was both Caldecott Honor book and the Coretta Scott king Award winner for 2016. For more information visit http://www.bryancollier.com/
Teena Ruark Gorrow and Craig A. Koppie combined their love for bald eagles, raptor research, and wildlife photography to capture the remarkable nesting behaviors of America’s national symbol in their 2014 Green Earth Book Award winner, Inside a Bald Eagle’s Nest. Gorrow, also the award-winning co-author of The ABC’s of Wellness for Teachers and professor of teacher education at Salisbury University, is a career educator with a deep appreciation for wildlife and the environment. Koppie, a raptor biologist with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, has a 30-year work history with bald eagle recovery initiatives. They will release the second raptor book in their nest series later this year and hope their work will foster enthusiasm for wildlife and promote environmental stewardship.
Jennifer L. Holm is a New York Times bestselling children's author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series -- the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. Her new novel is The Fourteenth Goldfish. She lives in California with her husband and two children.
Jen Cullerton Johnson is the author of fiction and creative nonfiction for literary journals and magazines. Johnson holds a MFA in Non-Fiction from the University of New Orleans, a MEd in Curriculum and Development from Loyola University of Chicago, and is an Illinois certified teacher. Her non-fiction children’s book Seeds of Change about the life and work of Noble Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Maathai, received the Green Earth Book Award for children’s nonfiction. Johnson often speaks about Green Literacy and the role of environmental books for children and adults at diverse venues from the Environmental Protection Agency to the International Reading Association. Jen is also a founding member of MuseWrite a literary arts organization based in Chicago. She lives and teaches in Chicago, Illinois.
Vanessa Salgado is a New York City based Dance Artist, Educator, and Illustrator. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in partnership with the Alvin Ailey School. Her professional experience ranges from the concert dance stage to the commercial world. Since 2010, she has been performing with CONTINUUM Contemporary/Ballet, where she is a founding company member. Vanessa has been a part of the faculties of numerous dance institutions across Manhattan and has coordinated dance education programs for the oldest performing arts center in New York City. She is co-author and illustrator of Crafterina, a children's book series that celebrates interdisciplinary learning and has been featured in Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Informa, and METRO US Newspaper, among others. Crafterina has received two blue ribbons from the National Maker Faire. For more information visit www.VanessaSalgado.com and www.Crafterina.com .
Joe Turner is the fountain of knowledge on sequential art
from Atomic City Comics in Philadelphia. Joe facilitates a mentoring program for
teens who are interested in creating comics. Each teen is paired with an author
or illustrator of comics who guides the teen through the process. Marc
Robinson is a comic book illustrator for Marvel, DC and Image Comics. Together
the two will explore youth engagement with comic books.
Marc Robinson is a comic book illustrator for Marvel, DC and Image Comics. Together the two will explore youth engagement with comic books.
Carole Boston Weatherford
Carole Boston Weatherford has been writing books for children since 1995 when Juneteenth Jamboree was published. Her books have received numerous recognitions. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (2006 illustrated by Kadir Nelson) won a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and an NAACP Image Award. This year she was honored with her second NAACP Image Award for Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America.
Becoming Billie Holiday and Before John Was a Jazz Giant, and Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer all received Coretta Scott King Honors. Birmingham, 1963 won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. The Sound that Jazz Makes won the Carter G. Woodson Award from National Council for the Social Studies. Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins (2005) and Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People (2002) both won the North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award. Dear Mr. Rosenwald and Before John Was a Jazz Giant received Golden Kite Honors from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
For the latest information please check with the Teacher Education Department at 410-543-6509
or visit the literature festival Web site at http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~elbond/childlitfestival.html
To see the 2014 Festival Schedule click here
To see the 2013 Festival Schedule click here
To see the 2012 Festival schedule click here
To see the 2011 Festival schedule click here
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Guests are invited to stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Fruitland.
A shuttle service can be arranged with the hotel from the Salisbury Airport