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

When:
June 14, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where:
Wildwood School (elementary campus)
12201 Washington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90066
USA
7th Annual Children’s Literature Conference and Horace Mann Upstanders Award @ Wildwood School (elementary campus) | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us for the 7th Annual Children’s Literature Conference and Horace Mann Upstanders Award, presented by the Education Department at Antioch University Los Angeles. 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.

Past winners include:

2013 – Unspoken-–  Henry Cole – writer and illustrator

2012 – Ghetto Cowboy – Greg Neri –  writer

2011 – Almost Zero: a Dyamonde Daniel Book - Nikki Grimes – writer, R. Gregory Christie – illustrator

2010 – Dunderheads - Paul Fleischman – writer, David Roberts – illustrator

2009 – Violet the Pilot  Steve Breen – writer and illustrator

2008 – Mrs. Marlowe’s Mice Frank Asch – writer, Devin Asch – illustrator