Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children's Literature

Joyce Carol Thomas

Peter J. Shields Lobby — Lobby Display Cases
Winter Quarter 2011

In honor of the Seventh Annual UC Davis Children's Literature Lecture, the UC Davis University Library presents an exhibit of selected works of noted poet, novelist, playwright, educator, and motivational speaker Joyce Carol Thomas. Ms. Thomas will give two lectures at UC Davis on February 9, 2011. The morning lecture will be held at Freeborn Hall at 10:30 a.m. and the evening lecture will held at the Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center at 7:00 p.m. A book sale will be held after each lecture. Ms. Thomas will sign books after the evening lecture. This event is presented by the UC Davis School of Education. For more information, please go to Words Take Wing Presentations: Joyce Carol Thomas

Joyce Carol Thomas

Joyce Carol Thomas was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma and now resides in Berkeley, California. A professor and teacher for over twenty years at some of the nation's most prestigious colleges, including the University of Tennessee and Purdue University, she received her Master of Arts degree from Stanford University. Ms. Thomas is a highly sought-after motivational speaker who delivers empowering speaking presentations that engage the heart, mind, and soul. In addition to speaking at colleges and universities in the United States, she has presented lectures, seminars, and workshops on creative writing and cultural studies in Nigeria, Haiti, Ecuador, Australia, Samoa, and the Mariana Islands. Ms. Thomas's numerous honors and awards include the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year Award, Outstanding Woman of the 20th Century Award, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, the Center for Poets and Writers' Poet Laureate Award, Kirkus Reviews Editors' Choice, the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, Book of the Month Club Selection, and many more.

For additional information about this exhibit, please contact Humanities, Social Sciences and Government Information Services Librarian Roberto C. Delgadillo, (530) 752‑8266 or rdelgadillo@ucdavis.edu