SLJ‘s FREE online event features authors, illustrators and editors of the best books for teens under the sun!

The third annual SummerTeen virtual conference presents popular YA authors talking about their writing experiences and current and forthcoming titles in an engaging. conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.

Get up close with co-keynoters Matthew Quick, author of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay. Attend panels led by experts in teen and YA lit including romance titles worth falling in love with, and graphic novels that will be flying off of your shelves. Take a trip around the world with international authors telling stories that transcends physical and cultural boundaries and rev up young sports fans up with winning titles.

Hear directly from publishers on their newest books you’ll want for your collection this year, and enjoy live chats with featured authors.

All this and more from the convenience of anywhere!

SummerTeen is a free, completely virtual conference—no traveling and no cost! SummerTeen is a must for teen and young adult services librarians, and educators from public and school library settings, as well as teen advisory groups, book clubs, and anyone who loves YA/teen literature.

And don’t forget about your teens!

The online environment makes it possible to broadcast the keynote authors and panels to teens in the library, giving them a front row seat to hear from authors they’ll love.






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