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Mar. 26, 2015

Deborah Stevenson, assistant professor and director of The Center for Children’s Books at GSLIS, will participate in several events in the coming weeks.

On March 30, Stevenson will deliver the 22nd annual Lois Lenski Children’s Literature Lecture at Illinois State University. Her talk will be titled, “The Elephants in the Room: The Challenges of Diversity in Youth Literature.”...

Mar. 13, 2015

quealy-gainer141120-b.jpg?itok=QPgkqefp Disney’s new live-action film of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella” opens this weekend. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Lily James (of “Downton Abbey”) as Cinderella, Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, and...

Feb. 27, 2015

Associate Professor Carol Tilley has several speaking engagements scheduled in March, including two on campus at the University of Illinois.

On March 3, Tilley will deliver the opening address of Central Michigan University’s (CMU) ComiConference 3. Her talk is titled, “The Secret History of Comics Readers,” and will be held in the CMU Park Library Auditorium. ComiConference 3 is free and open to the public.
 
Tilley will participate as an invited panelist in a seminar on managing one’s online scholarly presence. Sponsored by the University of Illinois Library’s...

Feb. 24, 2015

rwillettgryphon2.jpg?itok=HZoEc_VE The Center for Children’s Books will host the 2015 Gryphon Lecture on Friday, March 6. Featuring a leading scholar in the field of youth and literature, media, and culture, the annual Gryphon Lecture is free and open...

Feb. 6, 2015

Associate Professor Christine Jenkins and coauthor Michael Cart have written a book they hope will serve as a guide for young adults and for those who support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teenagers, including parents, educators, and librarians. Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens: Coming Out, Being Out, and the Search for Community is now available from Huron Street Press.

Jan. 26, 2015

skateboardparty.jpg?itok=2j5AF3FL Skateboard Party, written by Karen English, illustrated by Laura Freeman, and published by Clarion Books, is the winner of the 2015 Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature.

The Gryphon Award, which includes a $1,000 prize, is given annually by ...

Jan. 5, 2015

The staff at The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB) has announced the 2014 Blue Ribbons, their choices for the best of children’s and young adult literature for the year. Blue Ribbons are chosen annually by BCCB reviewers and represent what they believe to be outstanding examples of fiction, nonfiction, and picture books for youth.

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