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2013 WWU Children’s Literature Conference
Saturday, February 23, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center ~ Concert Hall
The 2013 Speakers will be:
Katherine Applegate – Winner of the 2013 Newbery Award! The One and Only Ivan (Starred Reviews in School Library Journal & Kirkus), Home of the Brave (Golden Kite Award), Roscoe Riley Rules series, Animorphs book series (co-written with Michael Grant).
Susan Campbell Bartoletti – Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow (Newbery Honor and Sibert Honor), Black Potatoes: The Great Irish Famine (Sibert Winner), They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group (YALSA Excellence in Non-Fiction Finalist), Kids on Strike! (Jane Addams Award).
Michael Grant – Bzrk, Eve & Adam (co-written with Katherine Applegate), Gone series (Best Children’s Novel for Hunger, SCBWI 2009), The Magnificent 12 series.
Brian Pinkney – Time of the Drums (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award), Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book), Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra (Caldecott Honor Award), Faithful Friend (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor), The Adventures of Sparrowboy.