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|ChLA Conference 2018|
| 14.3.2018 |
The Children's Literature Association will be hold its next conference in Texas, US in June 2018. The theme is "Refreshing Waters/Turbulent Waters".
In relation to the theme, it reads on the conference website:
"Water is central to children’s and young adult literature as motif and metaphor: In Pam Muņoz Ryan’s Esperanza Rising, two characters are in a relationship described as being separated by a wide, difficult-to-cross river; in The Lorax Dr. Seuss warns us to protect our environment by planting a truffula tree seed and enjoins us to “Give it clean water. And feed it clean air”; and the poetry of Langston Hughes uses water in its various forms to compare the complexities of race to a deep river, to characterize a lost dream as a “barren field frozen with snow,” and to call on us all to re-imagine and reclaim the American dream, saying that “We, the people, must redeem/ The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.”
For more information, see the ChLA's website.