18th Longwood University Summer Literacy Institute: July 21-22, 2022

18th Longwood University Summer Literacy Institute: July 21-22, 2022

Sponsored by the Department of Education and CounselingReading, Literacy and Learning, and School Librarianship.

Registration Opens Spring 2022

Melissa Stewart | Workshop Presenter – 5 Kinds of Nonfiction

18th Longwood University Summer Literacy Institute: July 21-22, 2022 Workshop Presenter – 5 Kinds of Nonfiction

Melissa Stewart has written more than 180 science-themed nonfiction books for children, including the ALA Notable Feathers: Not Just for Flying; the SCBWI Golden Kite Honor Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs; and Fourteen Monkeys: A Rain Forest Rhyme. Melissa co-wrote 5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Enriching Reading and Writing Instruction with Children’s Books, edited the anthology Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep: 50 Award-winning Authors Share the Secret of Engaging Writing, and maintains the award-winning blog Celebrate Science.

Her highly-regarded website features a rich array of nonfiction writing resources.

Visit Melissa's website. 


Carole Boston Weatherford | Author Keynote

Author Keynote 18th Longwood University Summer Literacy Institute

Hailed by Huffington Post as a “master of picture book nonfiction,” Carole Boston Weatherford is a Newbery Honor author, New York Times best-seller and two-time NAACP  Image Award winner.

Six of her books have won Coretta Scott King Awards or Honors. 

She has published 50-plus books including Freedom in Congo Square, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace; By and By: Charles Albert Tindley, the Father of Gospel Music; R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul; and Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre. – 

Learn more about Carole.