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Date: October 26, 2021

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Location: online via Zoom

Cost: $30


3:30pm - 3:45pm - introduction

3:45pm - 4:30pm - author talk

4:30pm - 5:15pm - discussion

5:15pm - 5:30pm - main room and free book

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Questions? Call your library system office.

Book discussions:

Participants can choose two Book Discussion Groups in order of preference and will be assigned one choice.

Group I Picture Books/Elementary

Group II Elementary

Group III Picture Books/All Ages

Group IV Middle School

Group V Teen

Group VI Teen

(Details about the books and discussion topics are at the end of this webpage)

Conference Outcomes:

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Group & Level
Discussion Leader
Group I: Picture Books / Elementary
Topic: Big Emotions for Little Kids
  • Lena's Shoes Are Nervous by Keith Calabrese
  • Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna
  • Here And Now by Julia Denos
  • The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar
Cheryl Jones, Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library
Group II: Elementary
Topic: Early Chapter Books
  • Dragon Masters: Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracy West
  • The Adventures of Sophie Mouse: A New Friend by Poppy Green
  • Arnold and Louise: The Great Louweezie by Erica S. Perl
  • Little People, Bid Dreams: Maria Montessori by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Melinda Watkins, Valley Cottage library
Group III: Picture Books / All Ages
Topic: Self-acceptance in picture books
  • Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho
  • Leila in Saffron by Rukhsanna Guidroz
  • I Am Enough by Grace Byers
  • Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
Meredith Inkeles, Kinry Road Elementary School Library
Group IV: Middle School
Topic: Own Voices
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft
  • Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
  • A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee
Amanda Letohoc, Fallsburg Library
Group V: Teen
Topic: #OwnVoices in Young Adult Fiction
  • Peta Lyre's Rating Normal by Anna Whateley
  • Punching the Air by Ibi Zobi and Yusef Salaam
  • Love from A to Z S.K. Ali
Ailya Schwerner, Goshen Intermediate School Library
Group VI: Teen
Topic: Anxiety Disorders
  • Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller
  • Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
  • Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis
Dianne Aimone and Jessica Gordon, Finkelstein Memorial Library

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Questions? Please contact your library system administrator or Carolyn Bennett Glauda at