Dear USBBY Members,
With the arrival of Spring, we look forward to renewed hope for better times. We are looking ahead to March 4-6, 2022 for the IBBY Regional Conference in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt University. The call for presentations and poster sessions is now on the front page of the USBBY website: www.usbby.org
USBBY will be co-sponsoring a session at ALA’s virtual June convention, June 23-29, 2021. We are grateful to Caroline Ward and Ellen Myrick for planning the session, “Read Around the World: Innovative International Publishing in the US.” Caroline Ward will moderate a panel discussion with four independent international publishers from Cassava Republic Press, Lantana Publishing, Tiny Owl, and Gecko Press. The program will be pre-recorded and available for “on demand” viewing throughout the conference for all registered participants.
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature is seeking a new editor or editorial team to begin in January 2023. Information about the editorship and application can be found at: https://www.ibby.org/fileadmin/user_upload/IBBY_Bookbird_Search_for_Editors.pdf
USBBY is partnering with REFORMA and IBBY to provide books for asylum seeking children at the US border. We thank those of you who have already donated or sent books. Details regarding how you can help can be found at: https://www.usbby.org/news/children-in-crisis-at-the-us-border
If you have suggestions or ideas for USBBY or would like to volunteer for a committee, please contact me at: email@example.com
Wishing you all the best,
Evelyn “Evie” Freeman, Ph.D.
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