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CANCELED: 35th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference

April 30

Due to the overwhelming concerns around COVID-19 the 35th Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth has been canceled. Please find more information regarding COVID-19 and the steps Kent State University is taking to keep its students and employees safe here.

The Virginia Hamilton Conference Advisory Board is working to reschedule this important event. Please continue checking the Virginia Hamilton Conference website for additional information.

The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth is the longest-running event in the United States to focus exclusively on multicultural literature for children and young adults. Honoring author Virginia Hamilton, the conference reflects a commitment to promoting cultural awareness and affirming cultural pride while addressing the array of issues which surround the concept of culture.