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Conference spotlights American Indian books for young readers

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.

These wise words of George Bernard Shaw capture the essence of Spotlight on Books, (http://spotlightonbooks.weebly.com) the popular “conference for adults focused on youth literature.” For the past several years Spotlight, sponsored by the Northern Lights Library Network, has drawn teachers, parents, libraries and bibliophiles of every stripe from throughout the region to springtime celebration of reading and young readers. This year’s Spotlight is April 8-9 at Chase on the Lake in Walker, Minnesota.

A feature of the 2016 conference is a timely focus on books and resources related to American Indian literature for young readers. The roster of speakers is powerful:

Sponsoring organization, Northern Lights Library Network (NLLN) is the geographically largest of Minnesota’s seven library cooperative systems. The system serves over 300 school, public, academic and special libraries in the 23 counties of Northwest and West Central Minnesota. Member libraries include public, school, private and public academic, and special libraries. NLLN offices are located in Moorhead.