|SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young Adult Books - Online Event (Willimantic)|
Event Type: Continuing Education Workshop|
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Join School Library Journal and SLJTeen for SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young Adult Books and take your summer reading to new heights!
Be the first to find out about the hottest upcoming titles and trends for your young adult collection as some of the most popular YA authors talk about their books,their readers and why they write.
SummerTeen will bring together a blockbuster keynote with presentations on topics near and dear to the hearts of youth services and school librarians including the hottest genres and latest formats. Experience the excitement of the virtual exhibit floor with new offerings from publishers and sponsors, new book trailers, prizes and give-aways and much more.
Summerteen is a must for:
School and youth services librarians
Collection development librarians
Directors and administrators
Anyone who loves YA/teen lit
Coffee/Registration: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Program: 11:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Who Will Mend This Broken Heart?
Romance and relationship novels are always popular with teens. These types of titles can provide the perfect escape for the recently crushed and currently hopeful, and maybe impart a little advice to those in any phase of their relationships.
Imagine getting handed The Odyssey, annotated and unabridged, on the first day of high school. It happens to freshman everywhere—can’t you just hear the collective groan? A little sugar, along with some companion titles, can help the medicine go down. For those that can’t get enough, it seems like we’ll never run out of “eyre!”
The Science in Science Fiction
Talk to adults that read science fiction, and most will tell you that they started in the genre as a teen. Good science fiction can ignite a spark in young readers which allows them to imagine a world beyond the one they live in.
Alternate Formats—New Approaches to Teen Fiction
There’s been a rush of books being produced in hybrid or nontraditional highly visual storytelling formats such as Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral’s Chopsticks, David Levithan’s Every You, Every Me, and Andi Buchanan’s multimedia title Gift.We’ll hear what goes into the creation and production of these unusual types of books that have teen appeal for both high and low level readers.
Rockin' Women of YA
Put on your sunglasses and prepare to be dazzled by the star power we’ve assembled for this panel! You’ll hear from the hottest female authors in the teen lit stratosphere about their newest titles, and what’s up for them next.
There is no denying that teen interest in dystopian and apocalyptic fiction is continuing to grow. Young adult readers can enjoy a variety of settings, characters and plots in stories that combine history, survival skills, and intense personal relationships. Whether the challenges and disasters are natural or manmade, teens love rooting for the underdogs and the displaced, putting themselves into the same situations they find their most loved (and hated) characters in.
For complete event information, please visit:SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young Adult Books
Location: Willimantic Library Service Center Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 8/9/2012 at 12:00 AM
Fee: Free - Directions: Willimantic Library Service CenterContact: Susan Cormier
Contact Number: 860.456.1717 ext.301
Link: CT WebJunction
We're sorry. The registration deadline was 8/9/2012 at 12:00 AM.