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Diversity in Action Symposium at the Library of Congress

The Young Readers Center and the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress will hold a Diversity in Action (DIA) symposium, Using Books and Stories to Strengthen Families, on April 30, 2015 from 2-3:30 pm. Participants will explore the use of diverse literature to support families and teen literacy.

Deborah Taylor of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and recipient of the 2015 Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement award will moderate this panel of celebrated authors.


  • 2015 Newbery Medal recipient Kwame Alexander, The Crossover
  • Gigi Amateau, Come August
  • Meg Medina, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
  • Ellen Oh, The Prophecy Series
  • Tim Tingle, How I Became a Ghost

The symposium will also provide opportunities for interaction among the attendees, including educators, caretakers, health and social service professionals, publishers, and writers.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to yrc[@]loc.gov with your name, title, and organization.

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