This year’s Kidlitcon — Blogging Diversity in Young Adult and Children’s Literature, will be taking placeÂ October 10thÂ andÂ 11thÂ in Sacramento. Per their website: “KidLitCon is a gathering of people who blog about childrenâ€™s and young adult books, including librarians, authors, teachers, parents, booksellers, publishers, and readers. Attendees share a love of childrenâ€™s books, as well as a determination to get the right books into young readersâ€™ hands.”
There’sÂ more information here, and here’sÂ the call for sessionÂ proposals, which just went out. Proposals are due no later thanÂ August 1st.
They hope to gather a great group of passionate people (probably mostly bloggers, but teachers, librarians, authors, publishersÂ and other assorted book people as well), ready to discuss diversity in kids and YA books with much intensity, while having a fun time together.