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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Maiandra GD",sans-serif">The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth is now accepting applications for the Annual Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grants for Teachers
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Maiandra GD",sans-serif">Each year, we offer two grants up to $1,000 each for projects to develop new classroom or library programs that raise awareness of multicultural literature among young people; particularly,
 but not exclusively, through the works of Virginia Hamilton.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Maiandra GD",sans-serif">Each year, we will award one grant to a K-12 teacher and one to a school library or youth services librarian in a public library.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Maiandra GD",sans-serif"><a href="https://du1ux2871uqvu.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/file/grant_application-new_0.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color:blue">APPLY NOW.</span></a> APPLICATION DEADLINE IS
<b><u>FEB. 28, 201<span style="color:#1f497d">7</span>.</u></b><u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Maiandra GD",sans-serif">Eligible applicants must currently work with or plan to work with children or adolescents in any grade from preschool through high school or in a public or school library. Applicants must
 submit an application form, a professional reference and a proposal detailing the development of a new classroom or library program that:<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<li class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Maiandra GD",sans-serif">Promotes awareness of multicultural themes and issues through outstanding literature;<u></u><u></u></span></li><li class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Maiandra GD",sans-serif">Illustrates the use of exemplary multicultural literature, particularly but not exclusively the works of Virginia Hamilton;<u></u><u></u></span></li><li class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Maiandra GD",sans-serif">Demonstrates effective organization, methods and/or library service;<u></u><u></u></span></li><li class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Maiandra GD",sans-serif">Includes a plan for documenting the development of the program throughout the grant period.<u></u><u></u></span></li><li class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Maiandra GD",sans-serif"><u></u> <u></u></span></li></ul>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Maiandra GD",sans-serif"><a href="http://www.kent.edu/cde/conferences/virginia-hamilton-conference-multicultural-literature-youth" target="_blank"><span style="color:blue">Register now for the Virginia Hamilton Conference, April
</span><span style="color:#1f497d">6</span><span style="color:blue">&</span><span style="color:#1f497d">7</span><span style="color:blue">, 201</span><span style="color:#1f497d">7</span><span style="color:blue">.</span></a><u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Mary Anne Nichols<u></u><u></u></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Kent State University<u></u><u></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">School of Library and Information Science<u></u><u></u></p>
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</div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature" data-smartmail="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">Sharon Deeds, Youth Services Coordinator/Consultant<br></span></div><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">Utah State Library Division<br>250 N 1950 W  Suite A<br>
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901<br>801-715-6742<br></span></div><div><a href="mailto:sdeeds@utah.gov" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">sdeeds@utah.gov</span></a><br></div></div></div></div></div>
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