7th Annual Children’s Literature Conference and Horace Mann Upstanders Award

When:
June 14, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
2014-06-14T09:00:00-07:00
2014-06-14T12:30:00-07:00
Where:
Wildwood School (elementary campus)
12201 Washington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90066
USA
Contact:
Education Department

Horace Mann Final HandoutAnne Ursu, author of The Real Boy, will be presented with the Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award at the 7th Annual Children’s Literature Conference.

Paul Fleischman will be awarded the Lifetime Upstander Award
Linda Christensen and Rethinking Schools will be awarded the Community Upstander Achievement Award.

Three books have been cited as Honor Books:
Seeing Red, written by Kathryn Erskine and published by Scholastic Press
Remember Dippy, written by Shirley Reva Vernick and published by Cinco Puntos Press
Otis and the Puppy, written by Loren Long and published by Philomel Books.

Order tickets at childlitcon2014.brownpapertickets.com

Established in 2008, the Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award honors books in which the main character recognizes injustice and acts in a way to right the wrong. This award honors new children’s literature that best exemplifies the ideals of social action and in turn encourages young readers to become agents of change themselves.

Sponsored by the Education Department.