Virginia Hamilton Grant

Posted on 4 January 2012 Wednesday


Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff

Creative Outreach Grant

For Teachers and Librarians

The 7th Annual Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grants for Teachers and Librarians call for proposals is on its way.  Two grants up to $1,000 each will be given. One grant will be given to a teacher and another to a librarian for proposals to develop new classroom or library programs that raise awareness of multicultural literature among young people, particularly but not exclusively, through the works of Virginia Hamilton. The application deadline is February 28, 2012.  For complete instructions and proposal guidelines, see the application available on the conference Web site: http://virginiahamilton.slis.kent.edu/awards.html.

Please complete and submit the application form along with your proposal. Librarians and teachers should send their application form and proposal to Dr. Meghan Harper (sharper1@kent.edu), Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grant, School of Library and Information Science, P.O. Box 5190, 314 Library, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242.  Grant recipients will be announced at the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth on Friday, April 13, 2012, at the Kent State Student Center.

The 28th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth is scheduled for April 12 and 13, 2012, at the Kent State University Student Center. The conference provides a forum for discussion of multicultural themes and issues in literature for children and young adults. “Celebrating Diversity: Sharing Our Stories” is the theme for this year’s conference, which will feature the remarkable Alma Flor Ada, the talented Lisa Yee and the amazing illustrator E.B. Lewis.

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