[kids-lib] FW: [Libs-Or] Multi-award winning author Angela Johnson to present at OASL Fall Event

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Wed Sep 17 12:04:52 PDT 2014

The OASL Fall Event on Saturday, October 18th in Portland will feature a presentation from award-winning author, Angela Johnson. There will also be sessions to learn about the latest YA and children’s books and to hone your storytelling skills. Check out the schedule here: https://sites.google.com/a/oasl.olaweb.org/oasl-test/schedule. Hope to see you there.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>
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Subject: [Libs-Or] Multi-award winning author Angela Johnson to present at OASL

Get your tickets now!

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Angela Johnson<http://www.ajohnsonauthor.com/>, a multi-award winning author of children’s and young adult literature, is coming to Portland, Oregon!
Join OASL on Saturday, October 18th at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Portland Airport to hear her speak on “Diversity, Race and Culture in Schools.”  In fact, Ms. Johnson will be in Oregon for over a week, visiting schools and library branches for smaller sessions, but speaking at a public event on the 18th.

Hailed as a leading voice in both young-adult and children’s literature, Angela’s books celebrate African-American families, history and relationships.  As one book reviewer eloquently stated, “Angela’s stories touch readers in ways that endure.  Rich with memorable characters, lyricism and meaning, Johnson transports us to new places and keeps us there by exploring the threads that connect us.”

Ms. Johnson is a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and a two time honoree.  She's won the Michael L. Printz Award, and is a recipient of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award.  Clearly, Ms. Johnson has a unique talent for reaching readers of all ages, and in recognition of her talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow.  Born in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1961, she grew up in Alabama and Ohio.

Ms. Johnson’s presentation is a culminating event for a day-long OASL Fall conference for anyone interested in connecting, collaborating and celebrating good reads for K-12 students.  Everyone is invited to join us at the Embassy Suites, Portland Airport<https://www.google.com/search?q=+7900+NE+82nd+Avenue%2C+Portland%2C+Oregon%2C+97220%2C+USA+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb> for the whole day, or just for Angela Johnson’s presentation.  Find individual tickets ($25-$45) and full event registration information here:  www.olaweb.org/oasl<http://www.olaweb.org/oasl>.

Questions?  Email conference at oasl.olaweb.org<mailto:conference at oasl.olaweb.org>

Check out the attached flyer, and post it EVERYWHERE!
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