Keynotes

What do the authors Ellen Oh, Karl Beckstrand and Mackenzie Lee all have in common?


Keynote

Ellen Oh is the co-founder of We Need Diverse Books, the groundbreaking, grassroots non-profit organization that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.

She is also the author of the award-winning Spirit Hunters series for middle grade readers and the Prophecy trilogy (Prophecy, Warrior, and King) for young adults.


Lunch

Publisher and speaker Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator of 21 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 60 ebook titles. He has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a broadcast & film certificate from Film A. Academy.

Since 2004 he has run Premio publishing focusing on multicultural YA fiction, e-book mysteries, nonfiction/biographies, Spanish language & bilingual picture books (with ESL/ELL pronunciation guide), short stories, wordless books, Up-lit, and activity STEM books (astronomy, zoology, ecology) feature diverse characters in vivid color.



Both will be at our conference on March 06. Will you? Register and get more information on our UELMA.org and Conference pages.