The 32nd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature: Nurturing Our Sense of Community is happening. This free, daylong professional development opportunity is open to anyone interested in literacy for youth. The training and exposure offered is of particular interest to local authors, community partners, teachers, including early childhood educators, literacy coaches, library media specialists, public librarians, caregivers and parents.
The 2019 special guests are Oge Mora, Angela Dominguez, and Ekua Holmes. Holmes is presenting at the Conference on Children’s Literature in collaboration with the 17th Annual Ashley Bryan Art Series, the focus of which is books written and/or illustrated by persons of African descent.
This year, Broward County Libraries celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, along with Hispanic Heritage History Month, by featuring the following distinguished authors:
Oge Mora is a painter and an award-winning author and illustrator. Her debut book, Thank You, Omu! received a 2019 Caldecott Honor, 2019 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, and a 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Thank You, Omu! will be Jumpstart’s Read for the Record book and will be shared across Broward County on November 7, 2019.