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2018 Annual Fall Conference: School Libraries Inspire Dreamers: Exploring Difficult and Challenging Material in Children's Literature

The Library Services team, a dynamic part of the Department of Literacy, AIS, and Library Services in the Office of Curriculum and Professional Learning is hosting our 29th Annual Fall Conference on November 6, 2018 at Citi Field. Join us for a day filled

Exploring Difficult and Challenging Material in Children's Literature

Concurrent Session I: Press Conference Room

Literature has power and the potency to change lives. By treating difficult topics with sensitivity and honesty, good literature works to reach its readers. How do writers approach uncomfortable topics in their books? And how can literature help? Stories can show a child that they are not alone, or they can teach empathy and understanding to those who have not had those experiences. Come hear four authors share their ideas, stories, and questions on writing about disquieting and sometimes painful topics for children and young adults.

Exploring Difficult and Challenging Material in Children's Literature Panel DIscussion

Torrey Maldonado

Torrey Maldonado

Tae Keller

Tae Keller

Photo Credit Saavedra Photography

Ashley Woodfolk

Ashley Woodfolk

Photo Credit Cassidy Chin

Margie Wolf

Margie Wolfe

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