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About the Conference

The Virginia Hamilton Conference 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. The conference is held each April at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

The Virginia Hamilton Conference is made possible in part by the Akron-Summit County Public Library; Cuyahoga County Public Library; Hamilton Arts, Inc.; Cleveland Public Library; NEO Regional Library System; and the Kent State University Bookstore.

The Virginia Hamilton Conference is sponsored by the School of Information and the College of Education, Health and Human Services.