Conference 2018


  ChALC Presents:

"Boundary Crossings in Children's and Young Adult Literature"

The Sixth Biennial Conference of Children's Literature in English, Education, and Library Science

Sponsored by the Children's and Adolescent Literature Community, SGA Diversity Programming Committee and Fine Arts Fees, and the Department of English.

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 9:00am-2:30pm

Location: Union Flint Hills Room, Kansas State University.

Cost: Free with registration; registrants can attend all or just part of the conference. Students in the College of Education can receive professional development credit for attending its events. Seating is limited. Registration will be available starting April 10, 2018. Registration available here.

Conference Poster: Available as a PDF here.


9:00-9:45am - Panel 1: Poetry in the Classroom

"As the Unknown Becomes Known: The Wonder and Power of Poetry," Dr. Vicki Sherbert, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction


10:00-10:45am - Panel 2: Diversity and Inclusion in Action

"Desegregating the Imagination: A Manifesto for Anti-Racist Children's Literature" (10:00-10:15), Dr. Philip Nel, University Distinguished Professor, English


"Developing a Multicultural Storytime at the Manhattan Public Library" (10:15-10:30), Laura Ransom, Children’s Services Coordinator, Manhattan Public Library


11:00-11:50am - Plenary Lecture

Jacqueline Woodson, the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and 2015 Young People’s Poet Laureate, will speak on "Behind the Books."

A book-signing will follow the talk (12:00-12:30pm), courtesy of the Union Bookstore.

12:00pm - Break for lunch

1:30-2:30pm - Panel 3: Crossing Boundaries of Gender, Sexuality, and Medium

A panel of three English B.A./M.A. students will present papers:


Mandy Moore (MA '18)

  Kaylee Kipp (BA '19)

Kathleen Wallace (MA '18)

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