CELL Keynote Speaker Jacqueline Woodson

26th Annual Conference on Literacy

Save the date for our 26th Annual Conference on Literacy!

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Featuring Jacqueline Woodson, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Jacqueline Woodson

The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader appointed Woodson as their 2018-2019 National Ambassador, a program that “was established by the three organizations in 2008 to emphasize the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.” Formerly the Young People’s Poet Laureate, Woodson has published dozens of books for children and young adults and has received four Newbery Honors, two Coretta Scott King awards, the National Book Award, the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement for her contributions to children’s and young adult literature, the Jane Addams Children's Book Award for Each Kindness, illustrated by E. B. Lewis, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the most prestigious children’s literature honor in the world. Her theme is “Reading = Hope x Change.”