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SLJTeen Live! Virtual Conference

SLJTeen Live! Virtual Conference

Join us for this virtual conference hosted by School Library Journal as we stream it in the Hickok Room. Stop in any time during the day to hear from high-profile and up-and-coming YA authors talking about their latest titles for teens. This year’s theme, “Speaking Truth to Power,” centers around the exciting and impactful role that young people have in the world today and how the library is a place where they can be inspired to effect change. 

The conference schedule is as follows:

Opening Keynote:

Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM ET | Mental Health in YA

Adib Khorram, Darius the Great Is Not Ok

Lindsay Champion, Someday, Somewhere

An Na, The Place Between Breaths

Maggie Thrash, Lost Soul, Be at Peace

Dana L. Davis, Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now

Moderator: Hannah Gómez

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM ET | Creativity Unbound: The Arts in YA

Lynn Curlee, The Great Nijinsky

Anna Hecker, When the Beat Drops

Ashley Woodfolk, The Beauty That Remains

Emily X.R. Pan, The Astonishing Color of After

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey, Kiddo

Moderator: Cicilia Cackley

1:00 - 2:00 PM ET | Detoxing Masculinity

L.C. Rosen, Jack of Hearts & Other Parts

Adam Garnet Jones, Firesong

Kelly Loy Gilbert, Picture Us in the Light

Eric Gansworth, Give Me Some Truth

Leila Del Duca, Sleepless

Moderator: Michelle Barker, The House of One Thousand Eyes

1:00 - 2:00 PM ET | Stories Retold and Worlds Reimagined: Fantastical YA

Anna-Marie McLemore, Blanca & Roja

Elana K Arnold, Damsel

Kiersten White, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Betsy Cornwell The Forest Queen

Mimi Yu, Girl King

Moderator: Sayantani DasGupta, The Serpent's Secret



Wednesday, August 15, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm
Hickok Room
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