The pursuit of the next Harry Potter and Hunger Games has homogenized bestsellers lists; there are still too few books for reluctant readers; and the number of nonfiction titles has steadily declined. And yet, with thousands of books published for young readers every year, there are myriad opportunities to honor a culturally, economically, and racially diverse spectrum of readers… if you mind the gaps.
On October 10–11, 2014, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children’s book experts and aficionados in Boston, MA, for the 2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, MIND THE GAPS, a memorable two-day event celebrating the best in children’s and young adult literature.
The Colloquium will take a hard look at the current state of publishing and what’s missing in children’s literature. It will provide insights and conversation about how to fill these gaps to effectively serve all of your young readers. Additionally, we’ll get personal with the 2014 Boston Globe–Horn Book award recipients as we take a close look inside their work.
The program will feature 2014 Boston-Globe Horn Book award recipients including, Steve Sheinkin (Nonfiction Award/The Port Chicago 50), and Patricia Hruby Powell & Christian Robinson (Nonfiction honor/Josephine), as well as a keynote address by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book fiction award winner for No Crystal Stair.
NOTE: Registration for the 2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium includes admittance to The Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony on Friday, October 10 — a special evening of captivating acceptance speeches, followed by a lively reception and book signings.