Join the Arne Nixon Center (ANC) for the Study of Children’s Literature at the Henry Madden Library for A Conversation with Margarita Engle, David Bowles, and Angela Dominguez. The three distinguished Latinx children’s authors will discuss the impact of their work for children and their experiences publishing diverse children’s literature. It will be the first event in our Diversity Conversation Series, a focused series about diversity in children’s literature from the viewpoint of authors, illustrators, practitioners, publishers, and scholars. The event is scheduled for Zoom on April 29, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

The ANC scheduled the kick-off event during the Fresno State’s Diversity Week and hopes to hold future panels with practitioners, publishers, illustrators, and scholars. 

In the past year, and even the past month, we have seen growth in diverse literature for children and also opposition to such growth. Diverse children’s literature is crucial for Black, Indigenous and People of Color identity formation and also for the creation of an anti-racist society. The event will be of interest to anyone who works with or has children as well as fans of the authors’ work. Hearing from successful Latinx authors of all ages will allow participants to learn some of the history and struggle for publishing diverse children’s literature as well as stories from some of their favorite authors. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how Latinx children’s books are written and how to work with publishers. Attendees will also walk away with great suggestions of Latinx children’s literature for children.

Event details:

WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

EVENT REGISTRATION: The event will occur on Zoom. Register in advance to receive the links.

For information or special accommodations, please email Arne Nixon Center librarian Suzan Alteri at