Okay, here are some of the names that came up on the WISH list (remember a wish list, but if anyone out there knows about any rich donors give me a call.):
Jacqueline Woodson, Gordan Korman, Matt de la Peña, Kate DiCamillo, and Sharon Draper.
No doubt, this is a great list, but as far as I know, none of these authors are sneaking into Las Vegas soon. Nevertheless, if you fine people are sneaking into town for some fun and sun in sin city, we can help make your trip meaningful for students and the adults who work with them.
We have an upcoming event at UNLV. On March 5th we will host:
Bill Konigsberg, Tom Leveen, James Blasingame, and Denise Dávila.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gayle-a-zeiter-center-young-adult-and-childrens-literature-seminar-registration-20707040315
If you live in or near Las Vegas, plan to join us for these wonderful keynotes speakers. In addition, we will have a few breakout sessions for librarians, teachers, and parents. As part of the day, we will also have a panel discussion with Jim, Denise, and myself about the issues, challenges, and opportunities that the We Need Diverse Campaign has brought to our attention. Clearly, those of you who don't live in Las Vegas need to plan a trip so that you are here on March 5, 2016.