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Children's Literature Day

Monday, July 23, 8:00 AM–4:30 PM

This full-day event for literacy educators, librarians, and children's literature enthusiasts features keynote addresses, educational sessions, and admission to one Author Meetup. Lunch and select titles from featured authors are included.


Opening Keynote
Marley Dias
Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!

Lunch Keynote
Colby Sharp
The Creativity Project

Closing Keynote
Kwame Alexander

Learn More About Keynote Speakers


Early Reader: Chris Barton • Nancy Churnin • Adah Nuchi

Middle Grade: Donna Bowman • Kirby Larson • Eugene Yelchin

Early Young Adult: Phillip Hoose • Cynthia Levinson • Jewell Parker Rhodes

Older Young Adult: Rose Brock • Guadalupe Garcia McCall • Elizabeth Partridge

Learn More About Author Panels

Please note: Children's Literature Day requires an additional fee and is not included in the cost of registration for Core Conference. Presenters, dates, times, and topics are subject to change.