Photos: 2016 Children's Literature Conference
Four award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators visited Western Washington University this past weekend for the 13th Annual Children’s Literature Conference.
The yearly conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers, and writers to celebrate children’s literature and reflect on how children’s books shape the experience of growing up.
This year’s speakers were Peter Brown, Cynthia Lord, Melissa Sweet and Gene Luen Yang, who was just named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. Yang is the first graphic novelist to receive the honor since the post was created in 2008.
Photos by Dylan Nelson / WWU Communications and Marketing intern