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    2019 Leatherstocking Conference And Technology Showcase

    REFLECTING THE WORLD THROUGH THE SCHOOL LIBRARY

     

    October 29, 2019

     

    7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Holiday Inn

    1777 Burrstone Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413

    (315) 797-2131

     

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  • KEYNOTE

    ELLEN OH

    Ellen Oh

    Ellen Oh is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. She loves martial arts films, K-pop, K-dramas, and cooking shows, and is a rabid fan of the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra series. Ellen is the co-founder of We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in children’s literature. She is the author of the middle grade novel The Spirit Hunters, Book 1, and Book 2, Island of the Monsters, and the YA fantasy trilogy The Prophecy Series. She is the editor of WNDB’s middle grade anthology Flying Lessons and Other Stories, and the YA anthology A Thousand Beginnings and Endings out in June 2018. Originally from New York City, Ellen lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children and has yet to satisfy her quest for a decent bagel.

  • FEATURED SPEAKER
    LONDON LADD

    London Ladd    

    A graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in Illustration. He has illustrated numerous critically acclaimed children’s books including March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World (Scholastic), written by Christine King Farris, the older sister of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Disney/Jump at the Sun), written by Doreen Rappaport, and Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and her Secret School (Lee & Low Books), written by Janet Halfmann.

    Subtly textured acrylic paintings combine thick and thin layers with touches of pastel and colored pencil to bring his diverse subjects to life. Each unique image is steeped in intensity and emotion, a reflection of the artist himself. Varied influences range from comic books and graphic novels to classic and contemporary artists.

    His goal is to open an art center in Syracuse so that young people and families can create their own art.