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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

Fall 2021 Seminar 

The dates for Fall 2021 will be posted in July.



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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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