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Children's Literature and Human Rights

Thursday, November 10, 2016
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium

Join us for the presentation of

the 2017 Raab Prize in Illustration

and a discussion of Human Rights, Children's Literature, and the Art of Youth Activism


Prof. Jonathan Todres Author of Children's Literature and Human Rights: Imagination and the Narrative of Law (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Pegi Deitz Shea Author of numerous books for young people including Abe in Arms (PM Press, 2010) and The Carpet Boy's Gift (Tilbury House, 2003)


Reven Smith Spoken word poet, musician, writer, social activist, and UConn student


Thursday, November 10, 2016

4:00 - 6:00pm

Konover Auditorium Dodd Center University of Connecticut

Public Reception to Follow



The Raab Associates Prize has been given since 1999 to give University of Connecticut students the opportunity to learn about illustrating for children and the children's literature field. The competition was created and sponsored by Susan Salzman Raab, founder and co-owner of Raab Associates, a children's book marketing agency based in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. This year, for the first time, the prize has focused on human rights, and specifically children's rights, and represents a joint effort between UConn's Thomas J. Dodd Research Center and the School of Fine Arts. Ms. Raab, who is also a 1980 UConn alumna with a degree in English, especially wants to encourage and support people who have interests in the arts and in human rights. The competition is held annually and the prize is awarded to students enrolled in the University of Connecticut's School of Fine Arts' illustration courses


Dodd Center,

Dodd Human Rights Impact (primary), English Department, Human Rights Institute, Libraries, Neag School of Education, UConn Master Calendar

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