The twenty-fifth annual Hubbs Children's Literature conference will be held on February 18, 2017 on the Minneapolis campus. Events will take place in Terrence Murphy Hall starting at 9:00 a.m. (registration opens at 8:30). In addition to keynote speakers, Sharon Draper and Marian Hassan, there will be breakout sessions in the afternoon, a bookstore staffed by Red Balloon, and a buffet lunch. Five contact hours are included in registration. The cost will be $60; and $20 for students. Click here to register.
Sharon Draper is a professional educator and prolific writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year (and several other teaching awards), is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King award. In 2011, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the field of adolescent literature by The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (part of the National Council of Teachers of English). In 2015, she was honored by the American Library Association as the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement as an author as well as a specific body of her work, and for a significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. For more information about the Edwards award, click here.
Marian's focus in life is children and books, reading and writing, and talking. As an educator, she advises people in the areas of early childhood education, family literacy, program development, evaluation and coaching. Recently, she has been working with dual-language families and teachers, focusing on the importance of the home language to the development of the second language. She is a graduate of York University in Canada, and has a K-8 licensure specializing in language arts from the University of St. Thomas.