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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.