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Online Workshops Only

We are no longer presenting live workshops and no longer presenting The Best New YA Books.  For the coming year, organizations such as school districts can book online workshops on The Best New Diverse Books 2015-2022, for grades 6-12 or any combination of those grades.

Presented by Kathleen Odean, a nationally recognized seminar presenter.

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  • Lively presentations with useful handouts.
  • Books for grades six through twelve.
  • Available only to schools, school districts, and other educational organizations.
Teenager reading a book in the library

The Best Diverse YA Books for Grades 6-12, 6-8, or 9-12

African American Girl Reading A Book

About the Program

In these lively online seminars, Kathleen Odean introduces an range of excellent diverse YA books from 2015-2022.  She brings the books to life with descriptions, quotes, and analysis.  Kathleen also shares practical activities and strategies for promoting the books to teens and integrating them into your program.  Participants have opportunities to chat briefly with each other about books and ideas.  Everyone receives a handout with booklists and resources.  This is Kathleen’s 20th year of presenting seminars that receive excellent evaluations from participants.  Join her for this celebration of wonderful diverse books.

The online seminar is available for grades 6-12, grades 6-8, or grades 9-12.  The seminar can be focused on only fiction or both fiction and nonfiction.  A seminar can be booked for a 4-1/2 session in one day or over a series of days.  A single 2-hour session focusing on grades 6-8 or grades 9-12 is also available.

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Love the program!

Allison Krause, English Teacher, Manchester-Essex, NH

This seminar gave me great ideas to promote books in my language arts class. Thank you!

Shannon Witman, ELA Teacher, West M.S., Andover, MA
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