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2021​ ​Symposium on Diversity in Children’s Literature and Walter Awards

March 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm MST

We Need Diverse Books announces the sixth annual Symposium​ ​on​ diversity​ ​in​ ​children’s​ ​literature,​ ​co-hosted by​ ​the​ ​Library​ ​of​ ​Congress.​ ​

The​ ​Symposium ​will​ ​be​ ​held virtually on ​Friday,​ ​March​ ​12,​ ​2021, followed by the Walter​ ​Dean​ ​Myers​ Awards​ ​for​ ​Outstanding​ ​Children’s​ ​Literature Ceremony. The event will begin at 1:00 PM EST and will appear on the Library’s Facebook page and its YouTube site. The event will be live-streamed for free and tickets will not be required to attend.

The​ ​Symposium,​ ​titled​ “Listening, Learning, Creating Communities,”​ ​will be​ ​moderated​ ​by​ ​Deborah D. Taylor, Coretta Scott King/Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement award-winning librarian and educator, and will include panelists Traci Chee, Robin Ha, Daniel Nayeri, and Kacen Callender. Award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson will serve as Ceremony’s Emcee.

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