November 24, 2015 8:10-10:25

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8:10 – 8:35 IN CONVERSATION

Participants: Laurie Halse Anderson (@halseanderson) Courtesy of Penguin Young Readers Group

Moderator: Mark Letcher (@m_letcher) Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

 

8:35 – 9:00 GENRE B(L)ENDING: REVOLUTIONIZING FORM AND FUNCTION

Participants: Kathleen Baldwin (@KatBaldwin) Courtesy of Tor Teen

Sharon Draper (@sharonmdraper) Courtesy of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Martha Brockenbrough (@mbrockenbrough) Courtesy of Scholastic, Inc.

Alan Gratz (@AlanGratz) Courtesy of Tor Teen

Nova Ren Suma (@novaren) Courtesy of Algonquin Young Readers

Moderator: Laura Renzi West Chester University, West Chester, PA

 

9:00 – 9:25 “SICK LIT”: WHY KIDS NEED STORIES ABOUT DEATH AND GRIEVING

Participants: Jesse Andrews (@_jesse_andrews_) Courtesy of Abrams Books

Shaun David Hutchinson (@ShaunieDarko) Courtesy of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Julie Murphy (@andimJULIE) Courtesy of HarperCollins Children’s Books

Jennifer Niven (@jenniferniven) Courtesy of Random House Children’s Books

Francisco X. Stork Courtesy of Scholastic, Inc.

Moderator: Barb Ward Washington State University, Pullman, WA

 

9:25 – 9:50 IN CONVERSATION

Participants: Michael Cart Booklist Magazine columnist

Moderator: Teri Lesesne (@professornana) Sam Houston State Dept. of Library Science, Huntsville TX

 

9:50 – 10:15 LEARNING FROM THE PAST

Participants: Terry Hokenson Courtesy of Namelos

David Levithan (@loversdiction) Courtesy of Random House Children’s Books

Will Walton (@WillWalton8) Courtesy of Scholastic, Inc.

Jennifer Nielsen (@nielsenwriter) Courtesy of Scholastic, Inc.

Margi Preus (@MargiPreus) Courtesy of Abrams Books

Rachel Urquhart Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company

Moderator: Diane Tuccillo Poudre River Public Library District, Fort Collins, CO

 

10:15 – 10:25 INDIVIDUAL SPEAKER

Participants: Ruta Sepetys (@RutaSepetys) Courtesy of Penguin Young Readers Group

Moderator: Rick Williams Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

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