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  • June 22, 2015

Lionel Bender reports from New York, where the third annual Children’s Non-Fiction conference took place between 12–14 June.

The number of attendees – made up of writers, publishers and academics – reached 160 this year – up 30 since 2014. Lionel told ‘Publishers’ Weekly’ that the aim of the conference was to encourage ‘a dialogue between educators, authors, and publishers’ – and to reach ‘everybody involved in children’s nonfiction in every way’. He’s committed to the genre: ‘Some children read fiction. All children read nonfiction. We have a responsibility to create and provide great non-fiction in print and digital formats.’

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