Announcing the Arnold Adoff Poetry Awards

Arnold AdoffWith great pleasure, in partnership with and sponsorship by Arnold Adoff, the Board of the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth announces the winners of the inaugural Arnold Adoff Poetry Awards. Read more.


32nd Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference 

Featuring Nikki Grimes //  April 7 and 8, 2016

Diversity in Poetry,  Prose, and Pictures

Nearly 200 writers, illustrators, librarians, teachers, students and scholars will gather for this inspiring, informative event.

Keynote Speakers for 2016

  • Nikki Grimes, winner of the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award
  • Margarita Engle, recipient of the first Newbery Honor ever awarded to a Latino author
  • Christian Robinson, award-winning illustrator and animator

Read about the 2016 presenters.