Wednesday, January 18, 2012

National Latino Children's Literature Conference

Connecting Cultures & Celebrating Cuentos: National Latino Children's Literature Conference

The Next National Latino Children's Literature Conference will be held on March 29-30, 2012. The conference will be Thursday and Friday all day with a special event at the Tuscaloosa Public Library on the evening of March 29th. We have confirmed the Latino authors and illustrators below. Registration is now open!

On March 29th and 30th, 2012 celebrate the rich traditions and diversity within the Latino cultures at the National Latino Children’s Literature Conference. Discover how to meet the informational and literacy needs of Latino children via high quality, culturally-relevant literature and the latest educational strategies. Engage in unique networking opportunities with librarians, teachers, educators, and researchers from across the nation as we explore how to make intercultural connections and serve this rapidly growing, uniquely diverse population. 

As the number of Latino children and their families continues to increase, so does the need for understanding these diverse cultures.  This exclusive conference provides a forum for sharing current research and practice addressing the cultural, educational, and informational needs of Latino children and their families. At the same time, the conference also examines the many social influences that Latino children’s and young adult literature have upon the developing child and adolescent.

For more informarion, contact Conference Chair Dr. Jamie Naidoo at or  205-348-4610. Visit


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