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11:00 AM EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
12:00-
1:00 PM
Opening keynote Jason Reynolds, author,
When I Was the Greatest and Boy in the Black Suit
1:30-2:30 PM THE TEEN TRANSGENDER EXPERIENCE NEW AGE OF YA NONFICTION GAMING IN THE LIBRARY
Panelists:
Alex Gino
Susan Kuklin
Robin Talley
Ingrid Abrams, moderator
Panelists:
MT Anderson
Paula Ayer
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Marc Aronson, moderator
Moderator:
Heather Booth


1:30-1:45 pm:

GAME ON!: MAKING THE CASE FOR GAMING

Presented by:
Amanda Schiavulli


1:45-2:00 pm:

LIFE-SIZE GAMING

Presented by:
Lindsey Tomsu
Keyahna Wood


2:00-2:15 pm:

VIDEO GAMES

Presented by:
Eli Neiburger


2:15-2:30 pm:

TABLETOP/BOARD GAMES

Presented by:
Faythe Arredondo

2:30-3:00 PM BREAK
3:00-4:00 PM THAT SCARED THE PANTS OFF ME! HORRORS, THRILLERS AND SUSPENSE AND NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME…DEBUTS YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT TEEN SERVICES TOOLBOX
Panelists:
Joelle Charbonneau
Dawn Kurtagich
Amy Lukavics
Devon McCormack
Paula Wiley, moderator
Panelists:
Eleanor Herman
Robert Hough
Daniel Jose Older
Emily Reed
Dodie Ownes, moderator
Moderator:
Karen Jensen


HOW TO ORGANIZE A “CON” AT THE LIBRARY

Presented by:
Marissa Lieberman


HOW TO CREATE AND SUSTAIN A TEEN VOLUNTEER GROUP

Presented by:
Megan Emery
Laura Gardner

4:00-4:15 PM BREAK
4:15-5:15 PM IT’s COMPLICATED:
ROMANCE & RELATIONSHIPS IN YA LIT 
Panelists:
Fiona Wood
Carol Lynch Williams
Marie Marquardt
Joy Piedmont, moderator

Thursday, August 13, 2015

11:00 am-12 noon EDT: Registration, networking and visit the exhibits

12:00-1:00 pm: Opening keynote Jason Reynolds, author, When I Was the Greatest and Boy in the Black Suit

1:00-1:30 pm: Break

1:30-2:30 pm: Panels

Track 1: THE TEEN TRANSGENDER EXPERIENCE

Moderated by Ingrid Abrams, librarian at Brooklyn Public Library, Director-at-Large of ALA’s GLBT roundtable, former member of the Rainbow Book Project Committee, and blogger at The Magpie Librarian

According to the recent National Transgender Discrimination Survey, children who expressed a transgender identity or gender non-conformity reported alarming rates of harassment, physical assault, and sexual violence, forcing one-sixth (15%) to leave a school in K-12 settings or in higher education. YA fiction featuring realistic transgender teens gives readers the opportunity to develop a fuller understanding of gender diversity, while enabling librarians to meet the needs of all of their teen readers. This panel will discuss the challenges and rewards of writing for, and about, transgender teens.

Panelists:
Alex Gino, author, George
Susan Kuklin, author, Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Robin Talley, author, Lies We Tell Ourselves

 

Track 2: NEW AGE OF YA NONFICTION

Moderated by Marc Aronson, author, professor, speaker, editor and publisher

While some of the growth seen in YA nonfiction can be attributed to the implementation of Common Core, it’s important to recognize the boost in the narrative and illustrative quality of what is being published. From how-to guides to memoirs, teens have a broader range to choose from than ever before. This panel of authors and editors will discuss what goes into the creation and packaging of top-rated nonfiction for young adults.

Panelists:

MT Anderson, author, The Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Paula Ayer, editor/author, Foodprints

Susan Campbell Bartoletti, author, Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America

Track 3: GAMING IN THE LIBRARY

Moderated by Heather Booth, Teen Librarian, blogger at Teen Librarian Toolbox

1:30-1:45 pm: GAME ON!: MAKING THE CASE FOR GAMING presented by Amanda Schiavulli, Education and Outreach Librarian, Finger Lakes Library System, NY

1:45-2:00 pm: LIFE-SIZE GAMING presented by Lindsey Tomsu, Teen Coordinator, La Vista Public Library, NE and Keyahna Wood, Secretary, Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

2:00-2:15 pm: VIDEO GAMES, Eli Neiburger, Deputy Director, Ann Arbor District Library, MI

2:15-2:30 pm: TABLETOP/BOARD GAMES, Faythe Arredondo, Teen Services Librarian, Tulare County Library, CA

2:30-3:00 pm: Break

3:00-4:00 pm: Panels

Track 1: THAT SCARED THE PANTS OFF ME! HORRORS, THRILLERS AND SUSPENSE

Moderated by Paula Wiley, Paula Willey, librarian, Baltimore County Public Library, MD

Sometimes a good scare is just the thing. Deceit, intrigue, and murderous intentions fuel reader interest and keep the pages turning late into the night. YA authors are stepping up the creep factor and psychological twists in their titles, and teens looking for smart and compelling characters have more choices than ever.

Panelists:
Joelle Charbonneau, author, Need
Dawn Kurtagich, author, The Dead House
Amy Lukavics, author, Daughters Unto Devils
Devon McCormack, author, Hideous

Track 2: AND NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME…DEBUTS YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT

A writer’s debut is the first crucial chance to introduce an individual style and tone to a potential readership. Pacing, form, dialogue and more must all be considered, which surely results in some sleepless nights for the author. There is no shortage of great debuts for teens, and this panel of first time YA authors will share thoughts on their creation process, and seeing their debut novels in teen readers’ hands.

Panelists:
Eleanor Herman, author, Legacy of Kings
Robert Hough, author, Diego’s Crossing
Daniel José Older, author, Shadowshaper
Emily Reed, author, Fairy Tales for Modern Queers

Track 3: TEEN SERVICES TOOLBOX

Moderated by Karen Jensen, Teen Librarian, blogger at Teen Librarian Toolbox

HOW TO ORGANIZE A “CON” AT THE LIBRARY

Marissa Lieberman, Children’s Librarian, East Orange Public Library, NJ

HOW TO CREATE AND SUSTAIN A TEEN VOLUNTEER GROUP

Megan Emery, Tween/Teen Volunteer Coordinator, Chattanooga Public Library, TN
Laura Gardner, Teacher Librarian, Dartmouth Middle School, MA

4:00-4:15 pm: Break

4:15-5:15 pm: Panel

ROMANCE & RELATIONSHIPS IN YA LIT

Moderated by Joy Piedmont, librarian and technology integrator at Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School, NY

Maddening crushes, first love, and crippling heartbreaks define so many teen relationships. This panel will explore how YA authors infuse realistic drama and authentic characters into YA titles that will get hearts racing—and may have readers reaching for a Kleenex.

Panelist:
Fiona Wood, author, Six Impossible Things
Carol Lynch Williams, author, Never Said
Marie Marquardt, Dream Things True

 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jason Reynolds
MT Anderson

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

M.T. Anderson
MT Anderson

Joelle Charbonneau


Susan Kuklin

...and so many more!