Children’s Literature Festival Set for April 17

Truman will host almost 1,400 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students for the annual Children’s Literature Festival, 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. April 17 in the Student Union Building.     
Visiting authors and illustrators include John David Anderson, Claire Caterer, Jody Feldman, Helen Frost, Wendy Anderson Halperin, Jane Kurtz, Lisa McMann, Joanne Rocklin, Laurel Snyder, J.A. White and Allan Wolf.  

Students will participate in 30-minute sessions with the guest authors and illustrators. All children attending must be pre-registered.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend an informal meeting and book signing with the authors and illustrators from 3-4 p.m. in the Student Union Building Conference Room (SUB 3000).  Refreshments will be served.

The Children’s Literature Festival was an annual event for 21 years. Due to budget cuts, the festival was discontinued in 2004. A Children’s Literature Festival Fund was started in 2007 in an effort to bring it back and the Festival returned in 2009. For more information about the fund, contact the Office of Advancement at 660.785.4133 or visit its webpage.

Pickler Memorial Library is sponsoring the festival with financial support from the Freeman Foundation, Follett High Education Group--Truman State University Bookstore and the Truman State University Foundation. Additional information may be obtained from Sharon Hackney 660.785.7366 and the Children’s Literature Festival webpage.

The authors’ books are available at the Truman State University Bookstore.
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