About the Conference

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. The conference is held each year at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. 

The 35th Anniversary of The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth will be held on April 28, 2023 at the Kent State University Design Innovation Hub

The Conference is sponsored by the School of Information.