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Children's Literature Day

Monday, July 23, 8:00 AM–4:30 PM

This full-day event for literacy educators, librarians, and children's literature enthusiasts features keynote addresses, educational sessions, and admission to one Author Meetup. Lunch and select titles from featured authors are included.


Opening Keynote
Marley Dias
Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!

Lunch Keynote
Colby Sharp
The Creativity Project

Closing Keynote
Kwame Alexander

Learn More About Keynote Speakers


Portrayals of Latinx Families in Children's Literature
Pablo Cartaya • Angela Cervantes • Angela Dominguez • Juana Martinez-Neal

Learn More About Portrayals of Latinx Families in Children's Literature

Putting Books to Work
Early Reader: Chris Barton • Nancy Churnin • Adah Nuchi
Middle Grade: Donna Jannell Bowman • Kirby Larson • Eugene Yelchin
Early Young Adult: Cynthia Levinson • Jewell Parker Rhodes • Tim Tingle
Older Young Adult: Rose Brock • Guadalupe Garcia McCall • Elizabeth Partridge

Learn More About Putting Books to Work

Please note: Children's Literature Day requires an additional fee and is not included in the cost of registration for Core Conference. Presenters, dates, times, and topics are subject to change.