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National Latino Children's Literature Conference

El 28 de febrero, 2018

El 28 de febrero, 2018

San Antonio, TZX

Feb.28 - Mar. 2, 2019

Feb.28 - Mar. 2, 2019

San Antonio, TX




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National Latino Children's Literature Conference
Email: nlcl@utsa.edu

Conference Co-Directors
Dr. Jaime Campbell Naidoo
Dr. Howard Smith
Dr. Carmen Tafolla




Francisco Stork


Francisco Stork

Francisco Stork

Noted Author and Keynote Speaker

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MISSION STATEMENT

The National Latino Children’s Literature Conference was created for the purpose of promoting high-quality children’s and young adult books about the Latino cultures and to offer a forum for librarians, educators, researchers, and students to openly discuss strategies for meeting the informational, educational, and literacy needs of Latino children and their families (Naidoo, 2014).

CONTEXT

The aftermath of the 2016 presidential election has intensified the necessity for accurate information, increased resources, insightful mentoring and cutting edge research to counter the physical, emotional and symbolic violence perpetrated against the Latino community. Latinos are the largest U.S. minority group and are predicted to eventually become the majority. The field of Latino Children’s Literature (LCL) has increased slowly, despite the many challenges that confront its authors and illustrators. Challenges not-with-standing, in a powerful way, high quality LCL represents the lived experiences and perspectives of Latinos for those within and outside of “La comunidad.” Despite the growing demographic and the need for reaffirming authentic literature, schools are lagging in materials that reflect the lives of Latino children. Districts with “Required Reading” lists routinely contain few titles penned by Hispanic authors. In books distributed to students, Hispanic characters are relatively scarce, despite a thriving Latino children’s and young adult books movement. Even as new titles are published, librarians must be cognizant of the extent to which their acquisitions convey the depth and breadth of the Latino experience in all its complexity, successes and struggles. There continue to be problems of stereotyping, linguicism, commodification, and misrepresentation within Latino children’s literature. For that reason, care is still warranted to ensure that the books that reach young hands are engaging and respectful so as to encourage the development of lifelong literacy and membership into the “Literacy Club.” This year, as always, we have invited nationally-acclaimed Latino literacy scholars and award-winning Latino authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult books. For the conference, we envision an exchange of ideas, a deepening of our understanding of the Latino diaspora and a better appreciation of the children’s and young adult literature that represents their world.

Two questions guide this conference and those who participate:

(1) What new things have we learned about LCL in the past two years and

(2) What innovations can we learn and share about the use of LCL in the classroom and beyond?

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

In keeping with the recurring conference theme “Connecting Cultures & Celebrating Cuentos,” we invite program proposals that contribute to and extend existing knowledge in the following areas: Latino children’s and young adult literature, literacy development within bilingual education, Latino family literacy, Latino cultural literacy, library services to Latino children and their families, literacy programs utilizing Latino children’s literature, educational needs of Latino children, educational opportunities and collaborations, Latino children’s responses to culturally-responsive literature, social influences of children’s media on Latino youth, extra-curricular bi-literacy programs in schools and libraries, and critical perspectives on children’s literature for and about Latinos.

Presentations may be empirical or provide a demonstration of practical applications of LCL for current or pre-service librarians and educators. The National Latino Children’s Literature Conference is both a research and practitioner conference and all proposals go through a peer review process. There are two options for presentations.

PROPOSAL OPTIONS

(A) Program Proposals (Paper presentations, hands-on, workshop ideas):

To submit your program proposal, please provide the following information in the following order:

     
  1. The title of your paper/workshop/presentation;
  2.  
  3. 250 word (maximum) abstract of your presentation along with the program title;  
  4.  
  5. Indicate the language [English or Spanish]
  6.  
  7. The name of the program organizer;
  8.  
  9. The names of all presenters and their affiliations along with their preferred contact phone, email, and address;
  10.  
  11. Your preferred presentation day (Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Either)
  12.  
  13. Please email this information to conference co-chair Dr. Howard L. Smith at howard.smith@utsa.edu.
  14.  
  15. Please write “Program Proposal” in your subject heading.
  16.  

(B) Poster Proposals: Posters can be a presentation of research  or  practical suggestions for teachers, librarians, and other educators.

To submit your poster proposal, please provide the following information in the following order:

     
  1. The title of your poster;
  2.  
  3. Indicate the language of your poster discussion [English or Spanish]
  4.  
  5. A 200 word (maximum) abstract of your poster;
  6.  
  7. The subject of your poster (e.g., Literature/Media Studies, Programs & Services in Libraries, Educational & Literacy Strategies, Exemplary Programs);
  8.  
  9. Your name and affiliation;
  10.  
  11. your preferred contact phone, email, and address;
  12.  
  13. Your preferred presentation day (Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Either)
  14.  
  15. Please email this information to conference co-chair Dr. Howard L. Smith at howard.smith@utsa.edu.
  16.  
  17. Please write “Program Proposal” in your subject heading.
  18.  
  19. Easels will be provided for posters and additional information about poster size will be provided with the acceptance letters.
  20.  

Presenters must register and pay for the conference.

Current UTSA and University of Alabama students (presenters or attendees) must pre-register for free admission. We look forward to receiving your proposals.





The program committee invites proposals for presentations contributing to knowledge in the following areas:

    • Critical perspectives on children’s literature for and about Latinos 
    • Library services to Latino children and their families
    • Authorship for authentic Latino children’s and young adult literature
    • Addressing emotional needs through Latino children’s and YA literature
    • Illustrations and other artistic representations in Latino children’s and YA literature
    • Literacy programs utilizing Latino children’s literature 
    • Literacy development within bilingual education
    • Educational opportunities and collaborations 
    • Latino children’s reactions to culturally-responsive literature 
    • Latino Youth: Social Issues and Media 
    • Extra-curricular bi-literacy programs in schools and libraries
    • Family Literacy and/or Cultural Literacy in a Latino context 
    • Writing Latino Children's and YA Literature, for Emerging Writers
    • The art of translation and authenticity in Latino children’s and YA literature 
    • Content-area teaching strategies using Latino children’s and YA literature
    • Other Topics Related to Latino Children's and YA Literature
     

As both a research and a practitioner conference, all proposals go through a peer review process. Due to the high number of proposals submitted, we appreciate your flexibility in being assigned to any of the three presentation days. However, if there is an unavoidable conflict, please indicate the date on which you would NOT be available to present in this proposal. We will attempt to honor your request.

To submit your proposal, click on the link and complete the online form and upload your presentation. Proposals should contain a title, a 200-word maximum abstract, and a presentation proposal in either APA or MLA style. The presentation should be a minimum of 500 words to a maximum of 1200 words. The deadline for proposal submissions is midnight Deadline November 1, 2017 with notification of acceptance on or before Notified by December 15, 2017.

Juried presenters (those submitting a proposal) must register and pay for the conference.

For more information on the conference contact: Dr. Carmen Tafolla, Conference Co-Chair, at nlcl@utsa.edu (Please write “NLCLC Conference 2018 Proposal” in the Subject Line).

We look forward to receiving your proposals.


Proposals


Deadline TBD

The program committee invites proposals for presentations contributing to knowledge in the following areas:

    • Critical perspectives on children'€™s literature for and about Latinos 
    • Library services to Latino children and their families
    • Authorship for authentic Latino children's and young adult literature
    • Addressing emotional needs through Latino children'€™s and YA literature
    • Illustrations and other artistic representations in Latino children'€™s and YA literature
    • Literacy programs utilizing Latino children’s literature 
    • Literacy development within bilingual education
    • Educational opportunities and collaborations 
    • Latino children'€™s reactions to culturally-responsive literature 
    • Latino Youth: Social Issues and Media 
    • Extra-curricular bi-literacy programs in schools and libraries
    • Family Literacy and/or Cultural Literacy in a Latino context 
    • Writing Latino Children's and YA Literature, for Emerging Writers
    • The art of translation and authenticity in Latino children'€™s and YA literature 
    • Content-area teaching strategies using Latino children's and YA literature
    • Other Topics Related to Latino Children's and YA Literature


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National Latino Children’s Literature Conference



Authors,  Illustrators, and Scholars!
 

Showcasing works that embody Latino-culture and art, The 2019 National Latino Children'€™s Literature Conference promotes literacy and reading in Latino Children and recognizes the literary work and the creative talents behind their production. 


Librarians, Educators, Researchers, and Students! 

The conference will also serve as a forum for the discussion of the influencing factors that shape Latino Children's Literacy and help create the framework for preparing for the future needs of these children and their families.


Join Us! Registration is OPEN!

This year's conference will be held February 28 thru March 2, 2019, at the University of Texas at San Antonio's Downtown Campus in San Antonio, TX.

      We Look Forward to Seeing You!

-  Howard Smith - Conference Chair


Schedule of Events


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Thursday, February 22, 2018

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Conference Registration / Check-in Desk - Durango Building First Floor

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Vendor Exhibit Area open - Riverwalk room

 

8:00 to 8:45

NLCLC Complimentary Sponsored Breakfast

9:00 to 9:15

Conference Opening

Conference Chairs Drs. Howard Smith and Carmen Tafolla

La Villita Room

9:15 to 10:15

Keynote Speaker – Monica Brown

“Of Borders, Boys, and Butterflies: Latinx Children’s Literature and Resistance”

La Villita Room

10:15 to 10:30

Q & A with Monica Brown

10:30 to 1045

Break & Transition

10:45 to 11:45

Breakout Sessions

 

Domestic Spaces in Chicanx Picture Books as Sites of Love and Cultural Resistance

Presenter: L. Terrones

El Mercado Room

 

Pura Belpre, El Corazon

Presenter: Garza de Cortez

Paseo A

 

Writing the Books We Need: The Creation of a Picture Book by and for Participants in the Maine Migrant Education Program

Presenter: M. Shelton and Villafuerte

Paseo B

11:45 to 12:00

Break and Transition

12:00 to 12:45

NLCLC Sponsored Lunch – La Villita Room

12:45 to 1:00

Break and Transition

1:00 to 1:45

Keynote Speaker – David Bowles

 

 

1:45 to 2:00

Break and Transition

2:00 to 2:30

Featured Author Signings:

Monica Brown and David Bowles

Vendor’s Exhibit Area (Riverwalk Room)

2:00 to 2:30

Breakout Sessions

 

All Around Us: Activities & School Visits for Teachers & Librarians

Author Readings - Xelena Gonzalez and Adriana Garcia

La Villita Room

 

Author Reading - Diane G. Bertrand

El Mercado Room

 

The Role of Latino Characters in Children’s Picture Books

Presenters: Huber and Huff

Paseo A

 

Latino Publishing in the World of Children’s Books: An Agent’s Perspective

by Stefanie von Borstel

Paseo A

2:30 to 2:45

Transition (Stop by and visit a vendorJ)

2:45 to 3:45

Breakout Sessions

 

Latinx Children’s Literature

Presenters: Clark, Flores, Smith, and Gonzalez

La Villita

 

Children’s Picture Book Writing Workshop

Presenter: M. Brown

El Mercado

 

Broken Open:

Anzaldúa’s Coyolxauhqui Imperative in Isabel Quintero’s Gabi, A Girl in Pieces and Erika L. Sánchez’s I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Presenter: A. Santos

Paseo A

3:45 to 4:00

Transition

4:00 to 5:00

Self-Guided Tour of Latino Art Exhibit at Centro de Artes

Centro de Artes (across from Mi Tierra)

5:00 to 7:00

 

NLCLC Opening Reception

Mi Tierra Restaurant

 

 


 

 

Friday, February 23, 2018

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Conference Registration / Check-in Desk - Durango Building First Floor

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Vendor Exhibit Area open - Riverwalk room

 

8:00 to 8:45

NLCLC Complimentary Sponsored Breakfast

9:00 to 9:45

Keynote Speaker – Rafael Lopez

Latinx Children’s Art, Capturing the Culture of the Community

La Villita Room

9:45 to 10:00

Q & A with Rafael Lopez

10:00 to 10:15

Transition

10:15 to 11:15

Breakout Sessions

 

Language, Legends, Looking Glass: Broadening Representation and Cultural Relevance in MG/YA Latinx Literature

Presenters: D. Bowles and A. Cummings

La Villita

 

Los Libros Más Lindos del Mundo: Advocating for Spanish Language Literature

Presenter: Garza de Cortez

El Mercado

 

Translanguaging Is an Asset for Young Latina/o Bilinguals While Engaging in Bi-literacy Tasks at School

Presenter: M. Guerra

Paseo A

 

Art in Picture books:Empowering Young Minds with Tomás Rivera Award Books

Presenter: Murillo-Sutterby

Paseo B

11:15 to 11:30

Transition (Stop by and visit a vendorJ)

11:30 to 12:15

Breakout Sessions

 

Fragmented Identities or Authentic Representation in Children’s Literature: Lessons from Skippito

Presenter: A. Hernandez

El Mercado

 

Examining Border- Crossing Stories and the Immigrant Experience through Literature

Presenter: Sweet

Paseo A

 

Border Culture: Artist and Author Representations of the Perplexities of Life on the Border

Presenters: R. Horowitz and M. Dart

Paseo B

12:15 to 12:50

NLCLC Sponsored Lunch

12:50 to 1:00

Transition

1:00 to 2:00

Keynote Speaker – Guadalupe Garcia McCall

La Villita

2:00 to 2:15

Transition

2:15 to 2:45

Featured Author Signings:

Rafael Lopez and Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Vendor’s Exhibit Area (Riverwalk Room)

2:15 to 2:45

Breakout Sessions

 

Author Reading - Diana Lopez

 

Presenter: B. Schouten

 

Reading, Writing Authentic Texts: Danza (Amilia Hernandez and Mexico’s Folkloric)

Presenter: K. Iyengar

 

Meet with a Latina Agent

S. von Borstel

2:45 to 3:00

Transition

3:00 to 3:45

Breakout Sessions

 

Creating Art for Latino Children

Presenters: R. Lopez, X. Garza, C. Flores, and T. Ortiz-Muraida

La Villita

 

Cuentáme: Our Children, Our Stories

Presenter: Placido

El Mercado

 

Family Book Club in Spanish, Celebrate DIA through the Year! El club de lecture familiar ¡Celebra DIA todo el año!

Presenter: T. Luengo Cid

Paseo A

 

Once Upon a Time: Children’s Literature and Community Connections

Presenter: Parroquin

Paseo B

3:45 to 4:00

Transition (Stop by and visit a vendorJ)

4:00 to 4:45

Breakout Sessions

 

Building Background by Bridging Latino Literature to the Young Adult Perspective

Presenters: G. G. McCall and I. Gonzalez

La Villita

 

Hidden Literacies in Latino Communities

Presenter: Murillo-Sutterby

El Mercado

 

Creating Shared Spaces for Collective Inquiry through Literature

Presenter: Peña

Paseo A

 

New Breakthroughs in Bilingual Picture Books and Graphic Novels

Presenters: Flores, Baeza, & Tafolla

Paseo B

4:45 to 8:00

Break

8:00

Theater Production

“That’s Not Fair/Emma Tenayuca’s Struggle for Justice”

the musical play based on

“That’s Not Fair”

by Dr. Carmen Tafolla & Teneyuca.

All registrants enter free.

Guadalupe Theater

 

 


 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Conference Registration / Check-in Desk - Durango Building First Floor

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Vendor Exhibit Area open - Riverwalk room

 

8:00 to 8:45

Complimentary Sponsored Breakfast

9:00 to 10:00

Keynote Speakers. Bilingual, Bicultural, and Binational: Margarita Robleda Moguel and Xavier Garza give a dynamic duo presentation.

La Villita Room

10:00 to 10:15

Q & A with Margarita Robleda Moguel and Xavier Garza

10:15 to 10:30

Transition (Stop by and visit a vendorJ)

10:30 to 11:00

Breakout Sessions

Hablando a Los Padres

Presenter: M. Robleda Moguel

El Mercado

Myths, Folklores, and Legends: Bridging Stories across Cultures and Communities through Latino Literature

Presenters: M. Avila, L. Knecht, and C. Knecht

Paseo A

Hearing Voices: Voice Lessons for Emerging Writers

Presenters: N. Ramos and M. Richards

Paseo B

11:15 to 11:30

Transition (Stop by and visit a vendorJ)

11:15 to 11:45

Breakout Sessions

Tertulia Literaria

El Mercado

Author Reading - Scary Stories with Xavier Garza

Paseo A

Presenter: Cecilia Perfecto

Paseo B

 

11:45 to 1:45

 

Campoy Ada Awards Luncheon

 

2:00 to 2:15

Transition

2:15 to 3:00

Breakout Sessions

Bridging Culture into the Writing Workshop with Xicanx Children’s Literature

Presenters: J. & N. Gainer

El Mercado

Luminarias: Recommended Book Lists for Bilingual Student Readers

Presenters: S. Ortega, R. Badia, M. Touchet, and M. Mathis

Paseo A

National Identity, Ethnicity

Presenter: A. Costales

Paseo B

3:00 to 3:15

Transition

3:15 to 3:45

Breakout Sessions

Tiempo Social: Book Signing for Campoy Ada winners

La Villita

Conéctate con Libros Latinos (K-5 grado)

Presenters: I. Arizpe and A. Turner

El Mercado

Author Reading: Lupe Ruiz Flores

Paseo A

Presenter: San Antonio Children’s Public Library

Paseo B

4:00 to 4:15

 

Conference Closing:

Conference Chairs Drs. Howard Smith and Carmen Tafolla

4:45 to 5:30

 

Library Latino Collections Tour

San Antonio Public Library

 

 

 

Call for Proposals


Deadline November 15, 2017 - (Notified by December 15, 2017)

The program committee invites proposals for presentations contributing to knowledge in the following areas:

 

      • Critical perspectives on children’s literature for and about Latinos 
      • Library services to Latino children and their families
      • Authorship for authentic Latino children’s and young adult literature
      • Addressing emotional needs through Latino children’s and YA literature
      • Illustrations and other artistic representations in Latino children’s and YA literature
      • Literacy programs utilizing Latino children’s literature 
      • Literacy development within bilingual education
      • Educational opportunities and collaborations 
      • Latino children’s reactions to culturally-responsive literature 
      • Latino Youth: Social Issues and Media 
      • Extra-curricular bi-literacy programs in schools and libraries
      • Family Literacy and/or Cultural Literacy in a Latino context 
      • Writing Latino Children's and YA Literature, for Emerging Writers
      • The art of translation and authenticity in Latino children’s and YA literature 
      • Content-area teaching strategies using Latino children’s and YA literature
      • Other Topics Related to Latino Children's and YA Literature

       

As both a research and a practitioner conference, all proposals go through a peer review process. Due to the high number of proposals submitted, we appreciate your flexibility in being assigned to any of the three presentation days. However, if there is an unavoidable conflict, please indicate the date on which you would NOT be available to present in this proposal. We will attempt to honor your request.

To submit your proposal, click on the link and complete the online form and upload your presentation. Proposals should contain a title, a 200-word maximum abstract, and a presentation proposal in either APA or MLA style. The presentation should be a minimum of 500 words to a maximum of 1200 words. The deadline for proposal submissions is midnight Deadline November 1, 2017 with notification of acceptance on or before Notified by December 15, 2017.

Juried presenters (those submitting a proposal) must register and pay for the conference.

For more information on the conference contact: Dr. Carmen Tafolla, Conference Co-Chair, at nlcl@utsa.edu (Please write “NLCLC Conference 2018 Proposal” in the Subject Line).

We look forward to receiving your proposals.


Submit Proposal

Keynote Speakers



Francisco Stork


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Frequently Asked Questions


National Latino Children’s Literature Conference (2018)

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http://education.utsa.edu/conf_nlclc/home/

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Conference Dates: February 22 – 24, 2018

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building, first floor conference center

Registration Fees:

Jan. 2 – Feb. 21:  $225/per person

Onsite:  $250/person

Downtown Campus Map: https://www.utsa.edu/maps/pdf/DowntownCampus-Map.pdf

Parking: Lot D3

Additional questions:

Howard.smith@utsa.edu

Sonya.groves@utsa.edu