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UTSA to host national conference on Latino children’s literature

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The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Education and Human Development will host the ninth annual National Latino Children's Literature Conference Feb. 22-24, 2018 at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The three-day event will bring together educators, authors, librarians, researchers, and students from across North America to discuss the current and future status of Latino children's literature.


The conference will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22 with a special opening ceremony from conference co-chairs Dr. Howard Smith and Dr. Carmen Tafolla, professors in the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies.


This year's conference will feature keynote addresses by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and award-winning authors and illustrators Rafael López, Monica Brown, Margarita Robleda Moguel, and Guadalupe Garcia McCall. The conference will also feature presentations, workshops, and breakout sessions on a wide range of topics including the writing process, advocating for Spanish language literature, and strategies for incorporating Latino children's literature into the classroom.


The conference will conclude on Saturday, Feb. 24 with a closing ceremony and tour of the new Latino Collections at the San Antonio Public Library's Central Branch.


Registration for the conference can be completed online through Feb. 22. For more information about the conference, including the full schedule of events, visit the National Latino Children's Literature Conference website.


The UTSA College of Education and Human Development is one of the leading providers of educators in the San Antonio area. The college has more than 4,700 students and has the largest graduate enrollment at UTSA, with more than 1,100 master's and 200 doctoral students. The college is responsible for innovative research and grants in higher education administration, professional development, technology enhancement, health, school readiness, and bi-national and bicultural issues.






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