Fresno, CA, July 30, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The International Board on Books for Young People will hold its 9th United States Regional Conference, co-sponsored by the Arne Nixon Center, at California State University, Fresno, October 21-23, 2011. The conference theme is “Peace the World Together with Children’s Books.” About 250 people—professors, librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, collectors, and fans from many countries—are expected to attend.
This three-day conference offers a rare opportunity to interact with authors and illustrators from many countries: Alma Flor Ada, Shirin Yim Bridges, F. Isabel Campoy, David Diaz, Margarita Engle, Kathleen Krull, Grace Lin, Roger Mello, Beverly Naidoo, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Peter Sis, and more. Petunia’s Place Bookstore will sell books.
Activities will include exhibitions, book discussion groups, tours, and more. Additional, optional activities are available to people who stay on beyond the conference closing (after lunch on Sunday, October 23). Later Sunday afternoon the group will tour the Shinzen Japanese Garden in Fresno and onMonday, October 24, a one-day bus trip to Yosemite National Park will be offered.
For information about the conference and registration, see the website at www.usbby.org