Tuesday Individual Speakers, Panel Discussions, Book Talks 10:25-1:55

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10:25-10:45 The Risks of Writing Teens of Color
Rahul Kanakia (Disney-Hyperion); Randi Pink (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
Chaired by Edith Campbell, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

10:45-11:05 Expanding Visions of African American History
Jennifer Latham (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); Patricia Hruby Powell (Chronicle Books)
Chaired by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

11:05-11:25 New Takes on World War II
Ryan Graudin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); Patricia McCormick (HarperCollins)
Chaired by Jennifer Hubert Swan, Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School, New York, NY

11:25-11:30 BOOK TALKS

11:30-11:55 Human Monsters
Justine Larbalestier (Soho Teen); Mindy McGinnis (HarperCollins); Kara Thomas (Random House)
Chaired by Joni Richards Bodart, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

11:55-12:20 Teens Saving Others and Themselves
David Arnold (Penguin Young Readers Group); Mary Lou Hall (Penguin Young Readers Group); Sonya Sones (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
Chaired by Lee Ann Spillane, Cypress Creek High School, Orlando, FL

12:20-12:40 Individual Speaker: Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster)
Introduced by Nancy Johnson, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

12:40-12:45 BOOK TALKS

12:45-1:10 New Stories of War, Intrigue, and Dystopia
Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group); Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury); Veronica Rossi (Tor Teen)
Chaired by Brian Wyzlic, Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, Marine City, MI

1:10-1:35 Reimagining Love Stories
Kristin Clark (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group); Brendan Kiely (Simon & Schuster); Bill Konigsberg (Scholastic); Kenneth Oppel (Simon & Schuster)
Chaired by Kellee Moye, Hunters Creek Middle School, Orlando, FL

1:35-1:55 The Past and Future of ALAN
Joan Kaywell (University of South Florida, Tampa, FL); Gary Salvner (Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH)
Chaired by Laura Renzi, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA

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