R119. Africa and the Caribbean in Children's Literature
Thursday, March 8, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Miranda Paul is an award-winning children’s author of seven picture books including One Plastic Bag and Water is Water, both Junior Library Guild selections. Her titles have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and SLJ. She currently serves as Mentorship Chair for We Need Diverse Books.
Eucabeth Odhiambo is a member of the Department of Teacher Education faculty at Shippensburg University. As a classroom teacher, she taught all grades between kindergarten and high school. She currently teaches undergraduate courses in the early childhood program. Auma's Long Run is her debut novel.
Baptiste Paul is the author of The Field, forthcoming by NorthSouth Books. He grew on the caribbean Island of St Lucia, speaking Creole and English. He holds BA degrees in Environmental Science and Political Science from Bucknell University.
William Alexander writes science fiction and fantasy for young audiences. His novels include Goblin Secrets (a National Book Award winner) and Ambassador (an International Latino Book Award finalist). He teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.