Reading the world conference

Reading the World XI – Conference Celebrating Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults will be hosted at the University of San Francisco from March 28-29, 2009. 
 In the words of Professor Emerita Almar Flor Ada:

“The main topic for this forum is the presentation, study, analysis and celebration of books of literay artistic merit created for children and young adults that present the human experience with respect to its multiplicity and diversity and that specifically promote un-learning biases and prejudice, counteracting racism and exclusion, fostering solidarity and respect for all human beings and protection of all living beings; books that question and address problems, that do not propose merely happy endings but responsible solutions that in short, invite children and young adults to see themselves as protagonists of their own human experience and unite them to embrace it with trust, love and hope and contribute to the creation of a world of equality, justice and peace”.

For more information, see the conference website or contact Barbara Hood at 415-422-5110, or Beverly Vaunghn Hock at 650-342-2817,