Children's Literature Connection
Children's Literature Connection. Encourages networking and collaboration among writers, illustrators, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, and parents in upstate New York and Western New England. News, calendar of events, and membership information.
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The Children's Literature Connection is an organization dedicated to the advancement of children's literature. Our goals include encouraging networking and collaboration among writers, illustrators, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, editors, parents, and others, and strengthening the connection between the people who create children's books and the people who use them.
Recent changes in education policy are discouraging teachers from using authentic children's literature in school. Part of our mission is to provide a counterpoint to those arguments. Our children won't be literate if they don't read literature.