A Is For Anansi

I will be the guest speaker at the upcoming, “A Is For Anansi Conference” in New York city next month!  This conference is hosted by the Institute of African-American Affairs and will be held November 9-10, 2012 at the Kimmel Center on New York University’s campus.   This year’s theme is, “Africa, the Future, and the Urban Landscape.”   Panel discussions/workshops will focus on the continuation of dialogue, scholarly research and publication in the field/industry for books written for children and young adults of African-American descent.
Click the following link to view the conference flyer and see the panel discussion description below. 
The Kimmel Center – MY
60 Washington Square South
E&L Auditorium – 4th floor
November 10, 2012
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Urban Landscapes: Stories for a Global World, Realism and Dominant Images
The lure of urban life and culture, its offerings and sacrifices.  What the urban landscape does to the literature and vice versa.  How the black urban experience is interpreted and re-imagined.  How does dwindling rural development and shifts to urban landscapes fragment and reconstruct lives and cultural retentions?
Moderator: Professor, Tony Medina
Author, Coe Booth
Library Media Specialist, K.C. Boyd
Urban Sociology Professor, Terry Williams


  1. KC: It sounds like a great conference! They've also picked a wonderful speaker for the Urban Landscapes panel. Enjoy and bring back some good information for our district.

  2. KC! Love this and love that you will be a featured speaker at the November Jumpstart National Teacher's Conference in Chicago as well!

    1. Congratulations! They picked the right person! You will represent us well.

  3. This is awesome KC! Your involvement and your passion for the work you do clearly earn you such well-deserved opportunities. The Collection Development team at Children's Plus, Inc. are very proud of you. Stay the course!