Title: SLJTeen Live!

Show Date: August 9, 2017

Show Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET / 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT

Exhibits open at 9:00 AM ET

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Join us on August 9, 2017 for SLJ’s 6th annual SLJTeen Live!, an online conference highlighting the biggest upcoming YA books and important issues impacting your teen materials and programming. You’ll hear directly from authors and innovative librarians in an engaging conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.


  • Barry Lyga, author, Bang
Author panels will tackle topics, including immigration, gender, and how to foster reluctant readers.

  • Amy Rose Capetta, author, Echo After Echo
  • Brandy Colbert, author, Little and Lion
  • Sandhya Menon, author, When Dimple Met Rishi
  • Tanya Lee Stone, author, Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time
  • Katie Green, author, Lighter Than My Shadow
  • Lisa Williamson, author, All About Mia

Finding Refuge/Immigration
  • Alan Gratz, author, Refugee
  • Melissa de la Cruz, author, Something in Between
  • Ibi Zoboi, author, American Street
  • Marcus Sedgwick, author, Saint Death

Reaching Reluctant Readers
  • Gina Damico, author, Waste of Space
  • Michael Currinder, author, Running Full Tilt
  • LJ Alonge, author, Blacktop
  • Jason Reynolds, author, Miles Morales: Spider-Man
  • Amy Lukavics, author, The Ravenous
Social Justice & Equity
  • Dick Lehr, author, Trell
  • Sarah Carroll, author, The Girl in Between
  • Lilliam Rivera, author, The Education of Margot Sanchez
  • Renée Watson, author, Piecing Me Together
  • Nic Stone, author, Dear Martin
Teen service panels will focus on important issues and inspiring ideas from innovative librarians. Listen in to learn how to launch a BookFest, develop a maker space, launch a coding program, and create your very own escape room on a budget!

Explore the virtual exhibit hall, download materials, enter contests, hear directly from publishers about their newest books as well as live chat with staff, authors and peers!

SLJTeen Live! is a free, completely virtual conference—no traveling and no cost! It’s a must for teen and young adult services librarians, and educators from public and school library settings, as well as teen advisory groups, book clubs, and anyone who loves YA/teen literature.

Registration includes access to the SLJTeen Live! archives for on-demand viewing at your convenience!Follow us on Twitter! @SLJournal #SLJTeenLive

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