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Teen Spirit Thursdays: What's New in Young Adult Texts? (6 Day Event)
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Title: Teen Spirit Thursdays: What's New in Young Adult Texts? (6 Day Event)
Date(s): January 13, 27, February 10, March 3, 10 and 24, 2022
Time(s): 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Location: Virtual Learning
Cost: $50.00
Presenter(s): Jenelle Williams, Megan Kortlandt, Andrea Zellner, Klaudia Janek, Bethany Bratney
Class Limit: 100
Knowledge: None
Grade Level: 6-12
Audience: Middle and high school ELA teachers, school librarians, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and intervention teachers.
SCECHs: Pending. Upon approval will be available for an additional fee.
Questions? Please contact
Event Description:

Are you trying to meet the varied reading needs of the students in your class? To invite new perspectives into your discussions? To help students grapple with today’s tough topics? To find ways to partner with a school or local librarian? Young Adult Literature can be a powerful force for doing all this and more.

This six session series is your chance to dive into the What, Why, and How with the latest young adult texts. What books are new and flying off the shelves? Why is representation important in the texts we offer students? And How--how do we navigate the many instructional decisions involved in offering great book choices to our students?

At registration, participants may select two books from the following titles:

(Middle School)

Poisoned Water by Candy J. Cooper and Marc Aronson

Ancestor Approved by Cynthia Leitich Smith

All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat

Battle Dragons #1 by Alex London

(High School)

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

Me (Moth) by Amber McBride

The Cat I Never Named by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess and Laura L. Sullivan

*Please note that registration will be closing on December 15th to ensure books are delivered to participants prior to the first date.