One Book Two Book

When: February 24, 2017 – February 26, 2017 all-day
Where: Sheraton Iowa City

Our community is very supportive of young people. We know who scores the winning touchdown for City High. We celebrate students who make all-state in music for Northwest Junior High. We cheer the top debaters[...]

When:
February 24, 2017 – February 26, 2017 all-day
2017-02-24T00:00:00-06:00
2017-02-27T00:00:00-06:00
Where:
Sheraton Iowa City
Cost:
Free
One Book Two Book @ Sheraton Iowa City

Our community is very supportive of young people. We know who scores the winning touchdown for City High. We celebrate students who make all-state in music for Northwest Junior High. We cheer the top debaters at Regina. But do we know the best young writers in our community?

We should. As a UNESCO City of Literature, we rightly laud the published and soon-to-be published authors among us, but we tend to overlook the most abundant pool of talent in our area: our K-12 schools.

Recognizing and celebrating this talent is a big reason behind the City of Literature organization’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival. Like traditional festivals, it offers the chance for attendees — in this case, children and their families — to hear from published authors about their work. But more important is its second role: to champion writing by children.

GENE LUEN YANG WILL KEYNOTE THE 2017 FESTIVAL

Gene Luen Yang will keynote the 2017 One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival.