ACL Meeting Friday, June 12th, Jacqueline Woodson Named Young People’s Poet Laureate

ACL Meeting Friday, June 12, 2015:  Just a quick reminder for our Bay Area members!  Please join us for our ACL Meeting on Friday, June 12, 2015, from 9am1pm at the Oakland Main Library.   We will have our usual Book Reviewing and a discussion of Distinguished Books. Our professional development portion of the meeting will include a discussion of the recent ACL Institute on Diversity, and follow-up steps we can take to promote diversity in children’s books. For more information, see:

brown girl dreamingJacqueline Woodson Named Young People’s Poet Laureate: The Poetry Foundation has named four-time Newbery Honor recipient Jacqueline Woodson the Young People’s Poet Laureate for a two-year term. Born in Ohio and a long-time Brooklyn resident, Woodson’s many novels, picture books, and poetry include the 2015 National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming.


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