Meet the Creator: Jen Wang

Creator Jen Wang spoke with TeachingBooks.Net about the creation process and backstory of her Asian Pacific American Literature Children’s Literature Award winner, Stargazing. Click here to listen to Jen’s interview!

2020 School & Library Webinars & Digital Events

We may be sheltering at home, but we’re still ready and eager to spread the word on what we’re excited about this summer and fall, from our computers to yours. See below for a webinar or event for whichever type of book you’re looking for, and be sure to watch this space as more info and events are added! Scroll to the bottom for archived videos and recordings of past events you can watch on demand!

Upcoming Events:

July 7: TLA Summer of Learning
New live events & author programs available, including panels with Echo Brown, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Karen Blumenthal.

July 21: Booklist’s Fall Young Adult Preview Webinar, 2PM ET (FREE!)
Already breezed through your TBRs? Why don’t you try some YA?! We have the scoop on some show stopping titles coming to a bookshelf near you! Join us to get the dets on these fab books! Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Maggie Reagan.

July 24: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel, 2PM ET (FREE) Join Booklist editor Sarah Hunter as she talks with four graphic novelists, including Displacement creator Kiku Hughes and Flamer creator Mike Curato, about their current works and inspirations. More info and details to come!

August 4: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Webinar (FREE!) Join us for this hour-long presentation to see what graphic novels are headed your way this fall. More info and details to come!

August 4: TLA Summer of Learning
New live events & author programs available!

August 5: School Library Journal’s SLJ Teen Live, All Day (FREE) Join us and SLJ for this day-long event featuring YA authors talking about their latest titles for teens. Librarians and educators also have the chance to get advice from innovative librarians tackling timely issues relevant to their teen readers.

Watch archived videos from past events →

Contest: Invent a V.E.S.T. for the InvestiGators

The InvestiGators need help! Kids can invent their own V.E.S.T. (that’s Very Exciting Spy Technology) that Mango and Brash can use to fight the forces of evil.

Upload their essay, drawing, photo, or video explaining what their V.E.S.T. is and how it works! John Patrick Green, creator of InvestiGators, will pick one lucky winner whose invention will be featured in an upcoming book!

Teacher’s Guide: Last Pick

Last Pick by Jason Walz

In this first volume of Jason Walz’s dystopian graphic novel trilogy, the kids last picked are humanity’s last hope.

Three years ago, aliens invaded Earth and abducted everyone they deemed useful. The only ones spared were those too young, too old, or too “disabled” to be of value. Living on Earth under the aliens’ harsh authoritarian rule, humanity’s rejects do their best to survive. Their captors never considered them a threat—until now.

Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels and start a revolution. It’s time for the kids last picked to step into the game.

A YALSA Recommended Reading Great Graphic Novel
A 2020 Texas Maverick Graphic Novel

DOWNLOAD THE TEACHER’S GUIDE HERE →