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The Best New Young Adult Books

An online seminar specifically designed for teachers, school librarians, and public librarians.

Presented by Kathleen Odean, a nationally recognized seminar presenter.

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  • A lively presentation with useful handouts.
  • Books for grades six through twelve.
  • Contact and clock hours verification available.
Teenager reading a book in the library

Conference Dates

Our fall seminars will be online rather than in-person for health safety. We’re offering several formats.

One-Day Seminar  9:15-2:30 Eastern Time
Nov. 2      Monday       9:15-2:30 (with lunch break)
Nov. 19    Thursday     9:15-2:30 (with lunch break)
Dec. 8       Tuesday       9:15-2:30 (with lunch break)

Seminar given across 3 Consecutive Days   3:30–5:00 Eastern Time
Oct 27-28-29    Tues-Weds-Thurs   3:30-5:00
Nov 4-5-6          Weds-Thurs-Fri       3:30-5:00Canceled
Dec 1-2-3           Tues-Weds-Thurs   3:30-5:00

Seminar given across 3 Consecutive Weeks:  Same Day Each Week  3:30–5:00 Eastern Time
Nov 10, Nov. 17, Nov. 24  Consecutive Tuesdays  3:30-5:00

Note: Registration includes 60-day access for the registrant to an online video recording of the seminar.

For those who can’t attend, you can purchase 90-day access to an online video recording of the seminar. The 90 days begin Nov. 5th.

The seminars all provide 4.5 professional development hours.



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African American Girl Reading A Book

About the Program

In this lively seminar, Kathleen Odean introduces the best recently published books for young adults in grades six through twelve.  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 19th year of presenting seminars that receive excellent evaluations from participants.  Join her for this celebration of wonderful new books!

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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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