The Children’s Book Festival will be virtual for 2021. Oge Mora is the first-grade author, and Cassie Beasley is the fifth-grade author.
About the Children’s Book Festival
The goal of the Children’s Book Festival is to give each child a book of his or her own, which they will read along with classmates and their teacher during the school year. The Children’s Book Festival serves more than 1,200 area first-graders and fifth-graders from schools in Lafayette County and Oxford. Committees made up of local school librarians, teachers, and representatives from the Lafayette County Literacy Council (sponsor of the first grade), Junior Auxiliary (sponsor of the fifth grade), and Square Books, Jr. choose the book each year. The Conference then invites those authors to present programs to each grade. Authors will sign books at Square Books, Jr. that afternoon.
Continuing Education Units for Teachers
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for teachers are offered for the Conference for the Book through the University of Mississippi’s Division of Outreach and Continuing Education.
With the 2021 Virtual Oxford Conference for the Book, there is only 1 CEU. Please email Rebecca for the form.
Please address any questions about the CEU process to the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education at 662-915-7283.
The form should be returned to the following address:
The University of Mississippi Division of Outreach and Continuing Education , Attn: Mary Leach Post Office Box 1848, University, MS 38677