Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Luncheon Keynote - Locking the Door Upon Ourselves: The Importance of Writing in Today's World

Jacqueline Woodson is the author of more than twenty books for children and young adults. Books include "The Other Side," "Hush," "Feathers," "Locomotion," "If You Come Softly," and "From the Notebooks of Melaninsun." She has received three Newbery Honors and many more awards. She recited many of her books and poems during her speech and she was pure genius! For the book signing, only the lucky attendees were able to buy copies of her book at the conference bookstore since her books sold out at the conference and at every bookstore that was near the Grand Hyatt New York!

Key pointers from Jacqueline:

1. We all start with the work of someone else.

2. Children’s feelings and the essence of them is the same. Only technology and delivery of them changes.

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