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SLJ Teen Live! Virtual Conference

Free - Join us on August 9, 2017 for SLJ’s 6th annual SLJTeen Live!, an online conference highlighting the biggest upcoming YA books and important issues impacting your teen materials and programming. You’ll hear directly from authors and innovative librarians in an engaging conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.

8/9/2017
When: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
10:00 AM
Where: Online
United States
Contact: School Library Journal
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SLJ Teen Live! Virtual Conference

Join us on August 9, 2017 for SLJ’s 6th annual SLJTeen Live!, an online conference highlighting the biggest upcoming YA books and important issues impacting your teen materials and programming. You’ll hear directly from authors and innovative librarians in an engaging conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience. 

GET UP CLOSE WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 

  • Benjamin Alire Sáenz, author, The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
  • Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and author, Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World (Viking Books for Young Readers/August 2017)

LISTEN IN ON SPECIAL LUNCH SPEAKER: 

  • Barry Lyga, author, Bang

Author panels will tackle topics, including immigration, gender, and how to foster reluctant readers. 

Girlhood 
Featuring: 

  • Amy Rose Capetta, author, Echo After Echo
  • Brandy Colbert, author, Little and Lion
  • Sandhya Menon, author, When Dimple Met Rishi
  • Tanya Lee Stone, author, Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time
  • Katie Green, author, Lighter Than My Shadow


Finding Refuge/Immigration 
Featuring: 

  • Alan Gratz, author, Refugee
  • Melissa de la Cruz, author, Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel (The Descendants)
  • Ibi Zoboi, author, American Street


Reaching Reluctant Readers 
Featuring: 

  • Gina Damico, author, Croak 
  • Michael Currinder, author, Running Full Tilt 
  • LJ Longe, author, Blacktop 
  • Jason Reynolds, author, Miles Morales 
  • Amy Lukavics, author, Dear Martin 

Social Justice & Equity 
Featuring: 

  • Angie Thomas, author, The Hate U Give
  • Dick Lehr, author, Trell
  • Sarah Carroll, author, The Girl in Between
  • Lilliam Rivera, author, The Education of Margot Sanchez
  • Renée Watson, author, Piecing Me Together
  • Nic Stone, author, Dear Martin

Teen service panels will focus on important issues and inspiring ideas from innovative librarians. Listen in to learn how to launch a BookFest, develop a maker space, launch a coding program, and create your very own escape room on a budget! 

Explore the virtual exhibit hall, download materials, enter contests, hear directly from publishers about their newest books as well as live chat with staff, authors and peers! 

SLJTeen Live! is a free, completely virtual conference—no traveling and no cost! It’s 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. 

Registration includes access to the SLJTeen Live! archives for on-demand viewing at your convenience!Follow us on Twitter! @SLJournal #SLJTeenLive 

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