Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fun News!

I'm really excited to share this news!

I'm going to be speaking on a panel at #Kidlitcon this October!

The theme of the Kidlitcon conference this year is diversity!

You all know how I feel about this topic:

Here's the schedule for the conference.  I'm speaking Friday at 10am with other bloggers:

Kidlitcon 2014: Blogging Diversity in Young Adult and Children’s Lit: What’s Next?October 11 and 12, 2014  Tsakopoulos Library GalleriaSacramento, CA
(Link to Registration Form) (Link to KidLitCon Main Page)
Friday, October 11 
8:30-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:55  Welcome and Opening Remarks
10-10:50 A  Finding Your Voice, Finding Your Passion- Blogging With Conviction 
Charlotte Taylor Charlotte’s Library
Blogging is hard work, made easier by passion. Having an intense focus (such as a passion for some aspect of diversity, or some particular sub-genre) can both motivate the blogger and help the blog find its audience. But passion and conviction by themselves aren’t enough to make a blog a success for both its writer(s) and its readers—you have to be able to communicate them effectively. Topics in this session will include how to find the voice, or voices, that work for you, and how to use them to make a stronger, more powerful blog. 
10-10:50 B   Finding and Reviewing the Best in Diverse Children’s and YA
Nathalie Mvondo Multiculturalism Rocks!Gayle Pitman The Active VoiceKim Baccellia Si, Se Puede- Yes, You Can! 
Many bloggers want to review more diverse books, but are uncertain about where to find the best ones, and are uncertain how to evaluate and promote them. This session, featuring three bloggers who focus on multicultural and LBGT books,  will help bloggers get diverse books onto their blogs and into the hand so young readers.  

I'm very excited!  

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