Conference Theme: Reimagining the Role of Children's and Young Adult Literature

Young Adult Literature Day- March 19
Keynote Speakers
A.S. King
Rich and Sandra Wallace
Meg Medina

Children's Literature Day- March 20
Keynote Speakers
Nikki Grimes
Duncan Tonatiuh

Proposal Guidelines
Proposals for sessions should address the role that children’s and young adult literature play (or should play) in the lives of young readers. Conference attendees should leave with newly inspired ways to read, write, teach, and learn from children’s and young adult literature. We encourage proposals that can support the work of classroom teachers, librarians, and media specialists. If representing a company, company materials may be used, but the session should not be designed around the sales of a product or promotion of a company.

All proposals undergo a blind, peer review process. Breakout sessions are 50 minutes in length and will be held 2-3 times during the day. If accepted, presenters may be asked to present at multiple sessions depending on the number of proposals accepted.

Primary presenter will be contacted via email if the proposal is accepted. Primary presenters are expected to notify co-presenters of acceptance as well as any additional conference information received.

Important: Because the KSU Conference on Literature for Children and Young Adults is a not-for-profit organization, the financial viability of our annual conference depends upon the support of everyone who attends. Invited presenters are required to register for the conference before final proposal acceptance will be granted.

Proposals must be received on or before February 2, 2018.
For questions regarding Young Adult Day, please contact Dr. Bryan Gillis at
For questions regarding Elementary Day, please contact Dr. Sanjuana Rodriguez at 

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