The Virginia Hamilton Conference

The Virginia Hamilton Conference is the longest-running event in the United States to focus exclusively on multicultural literature for children and young adults. The conference celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009.

Honoring author Virginia Hamilton, the conference reflects a commitment to promoting cultural awareness and affirming cultural pride while addressing the array of issues that surround the concept of culture. The conference is held each April at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. For more information, please visit the website at virginiahamilton.slis.kent.edu/