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Creative Outreach Grant for Teachers and Librarians -- Up to $1,000 to be Awarded

Posted Jan. 18, 2013

APPLY NOW – Up to $1,000 Creative Outreach Grant for Teachers and Librarians

Applications are now being accepted for the Annual Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grants for Teachers and Librarians. Two grants up to $1,000 each will be given. One grant will be given to a teacher and another to a librarian for proposals to develop new classroom or library programs that raise awareness of multicultural literature among young people, particularly but not exclusively through the works of Virginia Hamilton. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

For complete instructions and proposal guidelines, see http://virginia-hamilton.slis.kent.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Grant_application.pdf.

Grant recipients will be announced on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth.

The Virginia Hamilton Conference is the longest-running event in the United States to focus exclusively on multicultural literature for children and young adults. This year’s conference, which takes place on Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5, features speakers and workshops addressing “Dreams and Promises: Multicultural Literature and the Common Core.” Guest speakers include the remarkable Angela Johnson, the talented Gary Schmidt and the amazing illustrator Yuyi Morales.

The Virginia Hamilton Conference is pleased to be a forum that brings together renowned national and local writers, illustrators, librarians, teachers, students and scholars and showcases some of the country’s top talents in multicultural literature for youth. The conference is held each April at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and is sponsored by the Kent State School of Library and Information Science and the College of Education, Health and Human Services and through the Office of Continuing and Distance Education.

For more information, visit http://virginia-hamilton.slis.kent.edu/2013-conference/.