[Michlib-l] 2015 Kalamazoo Public Library Youth Literature Seminar, Featuring Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds

Farrell Howe FarrellH at kpl.gov
Thu Sep 10 14:13:38 EDT 2015

Mirrors & Windows
"It's what multicultural literature does at its best: offer a mirror to those whose lives and cultures are reflected, and a window to the rest of us." -Rudine Sims Bishop

Jacqueline Woodson<http://www.jacquelinewoodson.com/> is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, the recipient of three Newbery Honors for After Tupac & D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way, and a two-time Finalist for the National Book Award for Locomotion and Hush. Other awards include the Coretta Scott King Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Miracle's Boys. Her most recent books are her novel Beneath a Meth Moon and her picture books Each Kindness and This Is the Rope. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

Jason Reynolds is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, and Boy in the Black Suit. You can find his ramblings (his description) at JasonWritesBooks.com<http://jasonwritesbooks.com/>.

Both are the featured speakers at this year's The Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar<http://www.kpl.gov/youth-literature-seminar/>, hosted by Kalamazoo Public Library<http://www.kpl.gov/>. The event will take place on Friday, November 6, 9 am - 3:30 pm at the WMU Fetzer Center<http://www.wmich.edu/fetzer/gps-location> (2350 Business Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49008).

Registration is open<http://www.kpl.gov/youth-literature-seminar/youth-literature-seminar.aspx>! Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear these amazing authors (and more!)<http://www.kpl.gov/youth-literature-seminar/speakers.aspx>. See the full schedule here<http://www.kpl.gov/youth-literature-seminar/schedule.aspx>.

Also, mark your calendar:

Meet the Author: Jacqueline Woodson<http://www.kpl.gov/youth-literature-seminar/meet-the-author.aspx>
Thursday, November 5, 6:30 pm, Central Library<http://www.kpl.gov/central/>

Hope to see you there!


Farrell Howe
Marketing & Communications Manager
Kalamazoo Public Library
269-553-7879 | www.kpl.gov<http://www.kpl.gov/>

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