[OYAN] SLJTeen Live! Is in Two Weeks!

BERGQUIST Greta E * SLO Greta.BERGQUIST at slo.oregon.gov
Fri Jul 23 08:38:57 PDT 2021

Hi teen-serving folks,
In case you didn’t see this, may be a good place to get some new ideas!
Happy Friday,
Greta Bergquist, MLIS, MAT (she/her/hers)
Youth Services Consultant
State Library of Oregon
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Join us for the 10th annual SLJTeen Live! on August 5!
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Join us Thursday, August 5, 2021 for our tenth annual SLJTeen Live!, a virtual event<https://mediasource.actonservice.com/acton/ct/10574/s-311b-2107/Bct/l-13a5/l-13a5:681/ct1_1/1/lu?sid=TV2%3AQ4YkT5bIE> with author panels and library programming sessions to help you support and engage teens as they navigate their worlds.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM ET | Exhibit Hall Opens / Welcome Message by Michelle Obama
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET | Opening Keynote Conversation
Powerhouse YA authors (and spouses) Nicola and David Yoon have brought readers stunning and sigh-inducing novels like The Sun Is Also a Star and Frankly in Love. Their latest project? Launching a YA romance imprint that will showcase the love stories of people of color--because they are deserving of their own happily-ever-afters.
Moderator: Shelley Diaz, Reviews Editor, SLJ
10:05 AM - 10:50 AM ET | Two Panels Running Concurrently
Make ‘Em Laugh
A little humor goes a long way, and these titles are sure to keep young readers laughing until the last page.
S.K. Ali, Misfit in Love (Simon & Schuster)
Sonia Hartl, The Lost Girls: A Vampire Revenge Story (Page Street)
Jason June, Jay’s Gay Agenda (HarperCollins)
David Valdes, Spin Me Right Round (Bloomsbury)
Moderator: Sandra Falag, MLIS, Head of Youth Services at Kalamazoo Public Library (MI)
Truth Be Told
Nonfiction and memoirs take readers on unforgettable journeys, imparting wisdom and lessons from the past.
Wade Hudson, Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South (Random House Children’s Books)
Kekla Magoon, Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People (Candlewick Press)
Marisabina Russo, Why Is Everybody Yelling? Growing Up in My Immigrant Family (Macmillan)
Jason Sommer, Shmuel’s Bridge: Following the Tracks to Auschwitz with my Survivor Father (Charlesbridge)
Moderator: Amanda Borgia, Teen Services Librarian - Uniondale Public Library (NY)
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM ET | Two Panels Running Concurrently
Summer Lovin’
No two love stories are alike yet the quest for romantic connections remains a constant.
Meredith Ireland, The Jasmine Project (Simon & Schuster)
Laekan Zea Kemp, Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet (Little, Brown)
Lynne Painter, Better Than the Movies (Simon & Schuster)
Eric Smith, You Can Go Your Own Way (Inkyard Press)
Peyton Thomas, Both Sides Now (Penguin Young Readers)
Moderator: Kristyn Dorfman, Lower and Middle School Librarian, Friends Academy (NY)
Panel by Panel
Graphic novels continue to storm the shelves, offering visual readers an escape in every page.
Andrew Aydin, Run (Abrams)
Angela De Vito, Heartless Prince (Disney)
Huda Fahmy, HUDA F ARE YOU (Penguin Young Readers)
Julio Anta, Home (Image Comics)
Alissa Sallah, Weeaboo (Oni Press)
Moderator: Alea Perez, Head of Kids' Library, Elmhurst Public Library (IL)
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM ET | Break / Visit the Exhibit Hall
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM ET | Lunch Keynote Conversation
What’s the difference between a retelling and a remix? Find out as these two authors discuss the importance of crafting stories that bend familiarity with a modern sensibility.
Bethany C. Morrow, So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix (Macmillan)
C.B. Lee, A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix (Macmillan)
Moderator: Desiree Thomas, Librarian, Worthington Library (OH)
12:55 PM - 1:40 PM ET | Two Panels Running Concurrently
Rhythm and Rhyme
Poetry engages the heart, through winding verse and word form art.
Mahogany L. Browne, Chlorine Sky (Random House Children’s Books)
Tina Cane, Alma Presses Play (Random House Children’s Books)
Amber McBride, Me (Moth) (Macmillan)
Elisabet Velasquez, When We Make It (Penguin Young Readers)
Moderator: Lisa Krok, MLIS, MEd, Adult and Teen Services Manager, Morley Library (OH)
Coming of Age
As older teens prepare for the world beyond high school, crossover titles offer a glimpse into what lies ahead.
Julie Murphy, Meant to Be: If the Shoe Fits (Disney)
Kelly Loy Gilbert, When We Were Infinite (Simon & Schuster)
Ariel Henley, A Face for Picasso (Macmillan)
Jasmine Walls, The Last Session (Mad Cave)
Moderator: Sabrina Carnesi, School Librarian, Book Reviewer, Doctoral Candidate
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM ET | Break / Visit the Exhibit Hall
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM ET | Two Fast Learning Sessions Running Concurrently
What Makes These Librarians TikTok?
The social media platform has taken the world by storm, even pushing some YA books to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list. This panel will share some tips on how to use TikTok to engage your teens.
Kelsey Bogan, MSLIS, Library Media Specialist, Great Valley High School (PA)
Alaysia Hamilton, Youth Services Assistant, McCracken County Public Library (KY)
Moderator: Kelly Jensen, Editor and Author
Prepping Teens for Adulthood
Adulting can be hard, but two librarians working to ready teens for it—Buckley has a series of videos with tips and tricks on topics such as money management and self-care, while Mokuau created a club that helps students in Hawaii visit the East and West Coasts for college tours—discuss how libraries can help.
Kimberli Buckley, Senior Community Library Manager, Concord Library (CA)
Diane Mokuau, Librarian, Moloka’i High School (HI) and SLJ’s 2021 School Librarian of the Year
Moderator: Amanda Mastrull, YA Editor, SLJ
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM ET | Afternoon Keynote
Best-selling author Marissa Meyer discusses Gilded (Macmillan), her chilling take on the classic story of Rumpelstiltskin and the cursed miller’s daughter.
Moderator: Emma Carbone, Senior YA Librarian, Central Youth Wing, Brooklyn Public Library (NY)
3:20 PM - 4:10 PM ET | Two Concurrent Sessions
The Suspense Is Killing Me
Mysteries keep readers on the edge of their seats and leave them guessing at every turn.
Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Ace of Spades (Macmillan)
Tiffany D. Jackson, White Smoke (HarperCollins)
Barry Lyga, Time Will Tell (Little, Brown)
Mariko Tamaki, Cold (Macmillan)
Kara Thomas, The Weekend (Random House Children's Books)
Moderator: Sarah Hannah Gómez, Senior Sensitivity Editor, Kevin Anderson & Associates
Between Worlds
Sometimes a break from reality is just what readers need, and these titles will transport them to imagination-stretching worlds.
Kate Pentecost, That Dark Infinity (Little, Brown)
Akshaya Raman, The Ivory Key (Clarion Books)
Caroline Tung Richmond, The Great Destroyers (Scholastic)
Xiran Jay Zhao, Iron Widow (Penguin Teen Canada)
Moderator: Ashley Leffel, Librarian, Griffin Middle School (TX)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM ET | Closing Keynote Conversation
All SIX award-winning authors of Blackout (HarperCollins) engage in a conversation you won’t forget. Join Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon as they discuss the inspiration behind their collaborative title.
Moderator: Ashleigh Williams, Associate Editor of Chapter Books and Middle Grade, SLJ



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