We are pleased to report that the 8th annual Kidlitosphere Conference was a success. 50+ people, talking in Sacramento over two days about children’s and young adult literature and blogging, and how to increase diversity in both. There was a tremendous energy in the room(s) at all times. It was exhilarating and exhausting. Keynote speaker Mitali Perkins was fabulous, as was Skype guest speaker Shannon Hale, and the many brave presenters listed here.
Below, you can see a photo of the KidLitCon organizing committee. Lots of other pictures are available by following links further below.
KidLitCon: Brought to you by:
l-r: Maureen Kearney, seated. Standing, Tanita Davis, Jen Robinson, Charlotte Taylor, Melissa Fox, Reshama Deshmukh, and Sarah Stevenson. (Image credit to Tanita’s husband, David.)
Here are links to some roundups and followup posts from presenters (in Twitter format, because they were first shared there):
#KidLitCon, 2014: A Retrospective, Part I, from Tanita Davis, w/ great photos + insights http://ow.ly/CL1kS
Thoughts on #KidLitCon 2014 from @aquafortis | Small World, #Diverse Voices http://ow.ly/CHC6d
A Checklist to “See” Race/Culture in Kid/YA Books by @MitaliPerkins our keynote speaker at #KidLitCon http://ow.ly/CHtNb
Happy times at #Kidlitcon from @charlotteslib like @haleshannon Skyping from her rocking chair + calling @Book_Nut http://ow.ly/CHf69
i am #kidlitcon | finding more people to play!!!, conference wrapup by @MayaGonzalezArt w/ cute child photos http://ow.ly/CHeDt
A bit late to post, but this was a mid-con Update from @MsYingling attending her first #KidLitCon http://ow.ly/CHulg
#kidlitcon wrapup + PDF handout for reading + blogging diversely from presenter @shgmclicious http://ow.ly/CHdMn
Ten takeaways from #Kidlitcon 2014 from Leila @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/CHd7K
#KidLitCon wrapup and thoughts on #diversity from @CrazyQuilts http://ow.ly/CL8cc
Thoughts on #kidlitcon and on not being “too nice” in the call for #WedNeedDiverseBooks from @ZettaElliott http://ow.ly/CL9Od
Very interesting thoughts from Tanita Davis on the #KidlitCon, 2014: NOTEPAD FORUM and following #diverse bloggers http://ow.ly/CP5mj
#KidlitCon in Photos, 10 pictures shared by @Book_Nut http://ow.ly/CPbFz
Here is my #Kidlitcon 2014 talk — Finding Your Voice, Finding Your Passion- Blogging With Conviction @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/CSD4O
Stacked: #KidLitCon 2014, Sacramento: The Recap from @catagator http://ow.ly/CSDGN #WeNeedDiverseBooks #kidlit
Great writeup from Faythe Arredondo @sljournal | A Focus on #Diversity and Savvy Blogging Drive KidLitCon 2014 http://ow.ly/CSzdW
Thoughts from Tanita Davis on the #kidlitcon 2014: notepad forum: cultural appropriation, part a http://ow.ly/CX0S0
Why We Need #Diverse Book Reviewers + Bloggers: @dos_twinjas List of Black Book Bloggers Who Review Diverse Spec Fic http://ow.ly/CZPn3
Thoughts on #KidLitCon Day 1- Theme #DIVERSITY @afrocubansista @dos_twinjas http://ow.ly/CZPHf
What type of blogger are you? A snazzy infographic from @shgmclicious #KidLitCon presentation http://ow.ly/D36SC #diversity
#KidLitCon 2014: Further Thoughts (and Sketches) from @aquafortis http://ow.ly/D7Fww
#KidLitCon 2014: A Retrospective, Part II from Tanita Davis - Reflections on Floating Heads + #diverse book covers http://ow.ly/Djbx0
A Roundup of #KidLitCon 2014 posts from Finding Wonderland (Tanita Davis + @aquafortis) http://ow.ly/Dq6PM
With special thanks to Leila from Bookshelves of Doom for collecting many of these links.
For more tidbits from the conference, do check out the #KidLitCon hashtag, where a number of folks were live-Tweeting during both days.
And, in other important KidLitCon news, KidLitCon 2015 will be held in Baltimore, with thanks to Sheila Ruth and Paula W. More details to come! We will continue to share information here at Kidlitosphere Central, as well as on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Stay tuned…
Many, many thanks to everyone who participated in KidLitCon 2014.