Latino Books for Youth: an Honest Conversation

Sunday, June 30, 2013 -
10:30am to 11:30am

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Moderator: Lucía González, Director, North Miami Public Library
Speaker: Jason Low, Publisher, Lee & Low Books
Speaker: Kathleen T. Horning, Director, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Speaker: Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez, Author & Associate Professor of English, University of Connecticut
Speaker: Lucia M. Gonzalez, Co-Chair, Children & Young Adult Services Committee
Speaker: Oralia Garza de Cortes
Speaker: Teresa Mlawer, Consultant, Publishing Solutions

This panel brings together authors, publishers, academes, librarians, and other key players in the field of Latino literature for youth to address issues raised by the New York Times article about the lack of Latin@ authors and quality books for children. The panelists will engage in an honest conversation about the present and future of the Latino experience in publishing for children. Through the different perspectives represented by the panelists, attendees will gain an understanding of the current status, issues, and trends in the publication of Latino books for youth. Attendees will be part of the dialog to explore solutions and new directions in envisioning the future.

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Monday, June 10, 2013 - 12:15pm CDT
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