The Great Depression in Children’s Literature: in Celebration of the
40th Anniversary of Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2016

It is a pleasure to invite you to a symposium in celebration of Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. The conference is being organised by the Cambridge/Homerton Research and Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature and will take place at Cambridge University.

The theme is the Great Depression in children’s literature, with a particular focus on Mildred Taylor’s work.

We are seeking proposals for papers for panel sessions. For more information: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/66040

We are also holding a teachers’ event to end the symposium in which we will discuss the use of Taylor’s work and other texts with 1930s American settings in the classroom.

Please contact either Sarah Hardstaff (sflh2@cam.ac.uk) or Dawn Sardella-Ayres (ds632@cam.ac.uk) with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge!