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MTYT: The Season of Styx Malone

Jean Schroeder, The IDEA School, Tucson, AZ and Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

We all know of particular relationships that make others wonder how they work. This month we will explore four books that feature unusual relationships that make us scratch our heads and ask how on earth they work. But somehow they do, and when they do intriguing communities come into being giving us hope. Jean Schroeder and Holly Johnson continue their discussion of these relationships through books that highlight them.

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WOW Mini-Conference: Journeys of Possibility in Children’s Literature

Keynote speakers: Javaka Steptoe and Kekla Magoon share their journeys and processes in creating children’s books. Javaka is an award-winning illustrator who won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child. Kekla is the author of middle grade and YA novels, including The Season of Styx Malong, How It Went Down and Camo Girl. Text sets around the themes related to journeys will be shared.

4:00-4:15 Registration
4:15-5:15 Concurrent Keynotes
5:15-5:45 Snacks and Text Set Presentations
5:45-6:45 Concurrent Keynotes
6:45-7:30 Autographing, text sets, conversation and food

Javaka Steptoe Photo and Radiant Child Cover

Kekla Magoon Photo and How It Went Down Cover

UA BookStores will be on site with copies of Steptoe’s and Magoon’s books for purchase.

Professional development credit is available. Please RSVP if you plan to attend:

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