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Gayle A. Zeiter Children's & Young Adult Literature Conference

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Come and engage in a day filled with amazing, award, winning authors at the Gayle A. Zeiter Children's & Young Adult Literature Conference

UNLV's College of Education is pleased to host the Gayle A. Zeiter Conference, annually. The mission of the Zeiter conference is to engage teachers, librarians, budding authors and illustrators, university faculty and students of all ages, in a day of exploration and engagement with renowned Children's and Young Adult authors. This years attendees will have the opportunity to hear Ellen Hopkins, Alexander London and Judy Schachner share their work. Break out sessions will also be offered with various opportunities to learn ways to share and teach with children's and young adult literature, explore diverse topics in literature and learn more about becoming an author/illustrator. Please share in the joy of children's and young adult literature!

For more information about this years authors and illustrators see the information provided below.

C. Alexander London (Alex) has written books for children, teens, and a few grown-ups. He’s the author of The Wild Ones series (a Jr. Library Guild Selection), Dog Tags and Tides of War series, as well as the Accidental Adventures and two titles in The 39 Clues series for young readers. His young adult debut, Proxy, was an American Library Association Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers and included on their 2014 Best Fiction For Young Adults list, as well as many state reading lists around the nation. At one time a journalist reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, he has been a public librarian, a bookseller, and a snorkel salesman (really!) He lives with his husband and dog in Philadelphia, PA. Find him online at: www.calexanderlondon.com

Judy Schachner was born into an Irish Catholic working class family from New England. Money was as tight as their apartment was tiny and though she may not have had the easiest of childhoods, she credits her imagination with helping her survive it.She can't ever remember a time when she was not drawing and like most budding artists she doodled on everything, including her father's bald head. She drew herself into stories where she was the smartest in her class and into a family where mothers lived to be a ripe old age. In many ways, Judy feels that her own life has resembled the fairy tales she loved reading as a child, complete with a happy ending. And the best part of this author/illustrator's story? She married a prince of a guy and they had two beautiful daughters and just like the mothers in her earliest tales, she plans on living to a ripe old age. Described by the New York Times as “ …something like the James Joyce for the elementary - school set…”, Judy Schachner is the #1 NY Times Best Selling Author/Illustrator of over 24 books for children including Dewey Bob, Bits & Pieces, the Skippyjon Jones series, Yo Vikings, The Grannymanand Willy and May. She has won many awards including the first E. B. White Read Aloud Award. Find her online at: http://www.judithbyronschachner.com/

Ellen Hopkins was March 26, 1955 in Long Beach, CA. She was adopted at birth by an older couple. Albert C. Wagner was 72 at the time; Valeria was 42. To put that into perspective, he was born in 1883 and she was born in 1912. Ellen grew up in Palm Springs, CA, in a neighborhood with movie stars and entertainment icons, including Elvis Presley, Bob Hope, Kirk Douglas and Arnold Palmer. She considered her famuliy, the “poor rich." Ellen's father made his money in the steel industry in WWII. She remembers the day he had actually earned his million. As a poor immigrant child who was most definitely a self-made man with a 6th grade education, he couldn’t have been prouder. From her father, Ellen learned the value of hard work and honesty. From my mother, she learned a love of language and reading. Ellen's mother inhaled literature and read to her every day from the time she was a baby. In school Ellen was a straight A student almost all the way through school. With an excellent private school background through 8th grade, it was fairly easy for Ellen to maintain those grades all the way through high school, despite a certain renegade attitude (70s rebel and all that!). Ellen was the type who could read a chapter in a book and pass a test, even without the classroom discussion necessary for some. Ellen started writing from the time she knew how to put words on paper. Ellen's always been writing something (especially poetry) ever since, although she didn’t start writing for money until around 1992. Find her online at: http://ellenhopkins.com/YoungAdult/




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