Join YALS for a free virtual event featuring a keynote from author Julie C. Dao and book buzz from 12 YA publishers! We hope you can join us!
September 24, 2020
12:30 – 5:00 PM
Virtual – Free
12:30 – 1:00 Networking / Guided Discussion
How have things been going at our libraries? What’s next for teen services as we look forward?
1:00 – 1:45 Keynote: Julie C. Dao
Julie C. Dao is the author of the acclaimed Rise of the Empress duology, including FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS and KINGDOM OF THE BLAZING PHOENIX, as well as the follow-up novel SONG OF THE CRIMSON FLOWER. A proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York, she now lives in New England.
1:45 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 2:10 Business Meeting
2:10 – 3:30 — Book Buzz! Get excited about upcoming titles from these publishers:
Disney Worldwide Publishing, Macmillan (Wednesday Books and Flatiron Books), Page Street Publishing, Inkyard Press, Candlewick Press, CharlesbridgeTEEN
3:30 – 3:45 — Break
3:45 – 3:50 — Flume & Isinglass Update
3:50 – 5:00 — More Book Buzz!
Tor Teen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Penguin Young Readers, Levine Querido / Arthur Levine, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Sourcebooks