What Happened Last Year.
This is great news for me and maybe better news for the readers. This increased level of participation means I didn't have to write as many post during 2019.
Who can you look forward to Reading in the Future
I also have a variety of contributors line up and ready to go. The following all have assigned dates and and are thinking about their posts: Erinn Bently, Nancy Johnson, Celeste Trimble, Kate Kedley, Briana Asmus, Deb Van Duinen, Gretchen Rumohr, Kelli Sowerbrower, Leilya Pitre, Jeff Buchanan, Jackie Mercer, Sean Kottke, Margaret A Robbins, Anne Bird Cramer, Ashley D Black, Cindy Koudelka, Ashley Boyd, Janine Darragh, Diane Srofano, Anita Dubroc, Lesley Roessing. Those in red are contributing for the first time. The others have contributed before and many of them over several years. There are several other past contributors who I hope will contribute in 2020 as well. We will see.
The UNLV 2020 Summit on the Research and Teaching of YA Literature
The best news is that many of the moving parts are in place. We have keynote authors scheduled and we have a few others who will be participating and presenting as well. One of the interesting developments is that we will have a "shadow" children's literature day on Thursday that will intertwined with the research focus of the Summit on that same day. Matt will be the featured author on that day. This helps us integrate the elementary school personal in the Las Vegas area.
As you can see below, the all of the authors, Steve, Ashley, and Chris, are interesting and have books worth reading. So, get started. Their pictures link to their website. The information about the summit will be update in Dr. Bickmore's YA Wednesday on the Summit 2020 page. You can submit a proposal to present at the conference a this link. Registration will be open soon.
The Keynote Speakers
Another Keynote for a Children's Literature Day
Two New Attendees
A New Edited Volume Published and Two More on the Way.
Of course, we hope you buy it. At the very least, we hope you request that your school or university library has a copy.
Guess what? It is available from the publisher with a discount! Here is the link to the book on the Rowman and Littlefield site. Here is the link to the discount.
Okay, what are you waiting for click on the link.