PLEASE NOTE: Because of the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated closure of the Kent State campus, the 2020 Virginia Hamilton Conference, originally scheduled for April 30, has been cancelled. The new date for the 35th Virginia Hamilton Conference is April 29, 2021.
Please find more information regarding COVID-19 and the steps Kent State University is taking to keep its students and employees safe here: https://www.kent.edu/coronavirus
The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth is the longest-running event in the United States to focus exclusively on multicultural literature for children and young adults.
Honoring author Virginia Hamilton, the conference reflects a commitment to promoting cultural awareness and affirming cultural pride while addressing the array of issues which surround the concept of culture.