2008 National Conference » Speakers

Uma Krishnaswami

Author

For over a decade, Uma Krishnaswami has been an eloquent voice for the integration of culturally specific themes and characters into mainstream children’s publishing. She is the author of numerous books for children, including picture books (Monsoon, The Happiest Tree, The Closet Ghosts, and Bringing Asha Home), story collections (The Broken Tusk), a novel (Naming Maya), easy readers, and short stories. Parents’ Choice, the International Reading Association, Scientific American, Bank Street Best Books, and the Paterson Prize committee have recognized Uma’s books. Uma is on the editorial board of Kahani, an award-winning children’s magazine, and on the faculty of the Vermont College MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Born in New Delhi, India, Uma now lives in northwest New Mexico.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Past Present: How Children’s Book Writers Make History Relevant for Young Readers
Naomi Hirahara, Writer
Cynthia Kadohata
Uma Krishnaswami, Author
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mineral Hall F & G, 3rd Floor
Topic: Youth-Friendly

Author Reading and Book Signing: Activity Session for Children 6 - 12 Years
Cynthia Kadohata
Uma Krishnaswami, Author
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Capitol Foyer, 4th Floor
Topic: Youth-Friendly