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More wonderful ALAN speakers

It is not too late to register for the ALAN Workshop. Here are some more of the fabulous speakers our President, cj Bott, has lined up for Monday afternoon.


12:50-1:50 Educator Breakouts




1. Finding Spaces for Young Adult Literature in the Federally Mandated Classroom


Cheryl North-Coleman, University of Maryland


Barbara Jones, Richlands Middle School, Richlands, Virginia


Nancy Rankie Shelton, University of Maryland




2. Visual Vibes: Tapping Into The Power Of Graphic Reads and Responses


Carrie Dawson, Marana High School, Tucson, AZ


Marney Welmers, Tortolita Middle School, Tucson, AZ




3. "Bookends"-- Teens Promoting Reading to Teens through a School/Library Television Show Partnership


Diane Tuccillo, Harmony Library, Poudre River Public Library, District, Fort, Collins, CO




4. Sharp Stories without The Edge: Powerful YA Books for Sensitive Readers


Chris Crowe, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


Jon Ostenson, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT




5. "He's Just So Strange!" Life on the Spectrum in Y.A. Books and in the Classroom


Lois Stover, St. Mary's College of Maryland


David Finkelman, St. Mary's College of Maryland




6. Confessions of Literacy Teachers: Middle School Teachers Pushing the Boundaries


Emily Pendergrass, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


Stephanie Carr, Wright Middle School, Nashville, TN




7. It's All in the Telling: Multicultural YA Lit and the Literary Aesthetic


Wendy Glenn, University of Connecticut


Ricki Ginsberg, Rockville High School, Vernon, CT


Jillian Zabrocky, University of Connecticut




8. Full Steampunk Ahead: A National Consortium for Teaching Young Adult Literature through Technology


James Blasingame, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


Cynthia Nicholson, Griffin High School, Griffin, GA


Meredith DeCosta-Smith, Arizona State University


Corrine Gordon, Brown Mackie College, Phoenix, AZ


Mary Powell, Phoenix North High School, AZ




9. Many Books to Reach and Teach Them All: Using YA Literature to Prepare Pre-Service Teachers for Working with Adolescents Across Content Areas


Sean Kottke, The Robert B. Miller College, Battle Creek, MI


Kristine Gritter, Seattle Pacific University


Denise Ives, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Tara Nappi, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Deborah Van Duinen, Hope College, Holland, MI




1:50-1:55 Poet Sonya Sones, Poet, Author, Performance Artist, Courtesy of Simon and Schuster


Introduced by Melanie Hundley, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN



1:55-2:30 Wild & Crazy Teen Librarians


Teresa Parham, Milpitas Public Library, CA


Don Phillips, Adult & Teen Services Librarian, Pleasanton Public Library, CA


Christina Getrost, Librarian, Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, OH


Walter Mayes, Library Media Specialist, The Girls' Middle School, Palo Alto, CA


Chaired by: Mary Arnold, Public Services Supervisor, Maple Heights Library, OH



2:30-3:05 Children of the World


Patricia McCormick, Never Fall Down, Courtesy of HarperCollins


Deborah Ellis, My Name Is Parvana, Courtesy of Groundwood Books


Eric Walters, When Elephants Fight, Courtesy of Orca Books


Chaired by: Don Gallo, Editor, Solon, OH




3:05-3:20 Break


3:20- 3:55 Love Stories


Beth Ann Bauman, Jersey Angel, Courtesy of Random House
Deborah Cooner, Skinny, Courtesy of Scholastic


Deborah Blumenthal, The Lifeguard, Courtesy of Albert Whitman


Gabrielle Zevin, Because It Is My Blood, Courtesy of Macmillan


Chaired by Daria Plumb, Riverside Academy, Dundee, MI









3:55-4:15 Benjamin Alire Saenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Introduced by: Rene Saldaña, author and educator, College of Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX








4:15-4:45 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Panel


Ricki Ginsberg, chair, Rockville High School, Vernon, CT


Award winners will be announced closer to workshop.


4:45-4:50 Closing - Sonya Sones & cj Bott
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