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Book Week is the annual celebration of children’s books and authors organized at the University of Minnesota since 1941. The event attracts teachers, librarians, educators, students, and audiences passionate about young readers’ literacy. Over the past 80 years, Book Week has featured some of the most notable authors of children’s and YA literature, including Madeleine L’Engle, Kate DiCamillo, Christopher Paul Curtis, and Gene Luen Yang. Book Week is hosted by faculty and graduate students from the children’s literature program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The guest author’s books are available for sale and autographing.

Upcoming events

2022 Book Week

Join us on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the McNamara Alumni Center, for a discussion with David Bowles.

RSVP by October 12, 2022

David Bowles

2022 Book Week features David Bowles

David Bowles is the award-winning author and translator of more than two dozen books for children and teens, among them They Call Me Güero, My Two Border Towns, and The Sea-Ringed World. His work has been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as The New York Times, School Library Journal, Translation Review, and the Journal of Children’s Literature. In 2019, David co-founded the activist movement Dignidad Literaria to fight for the literary and cultural dignity of Latinx people in US publishing and education. He presently serves as the vice president of the Texas Institute of Letters.

Title: "Voces con raíces: Rooting Children's Literature in Place and Culture"

Description: Award-winning writer and translator David Bowles shares his philosophy and techniques for crafting authentic literature that not only centers the lives of Mexican American children, but also anchors their voices and stories in details of community and family, allowing the universal to arise from the specifics.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the McNamara Alumni Center, for a discussion with David Bowles.

Free and open to the public. CEUs available.

Schedule

  • 5:30-6:15 PM CDT Reception and Opening
  • 6:15-7:00 PM CDT David Bowles, “Voces con raíces: Rooting Children's Literature in Place and Culture”
  • 7:00-7:30 PM CDT Discussion and Q&A
  • 7:30-8:30 PM CDT Book signing

RSVP for Book Week 2022

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Questions may be directed to Sean Golden at golde226@umn.edu.