Check out TLA’s Summer of Learning, featuring author panels and more resources!


Texas librarians! You can keep learning all summer long with new sessions & resources from the Texas Library Association. TLA launched its first-ever Summer of Learning – an extension of the TLA 2020 Virtual Conference.

Don’t miss author panels with Anna-Marie McLemore, Ngozi Ukazu, Christian McKay Heidicker, Echo Brown, and Karen Blumenthal. These pre-recorded sessions will be available for registrants to watch on demand through August 31. These sessions are free to those who already registered for the TLA Virtual Conference. Register or log-in here.

Plus, mark your calendar for their final live events on August 4, featuring a Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu about her new YA fantasy, Skyhunter!


On Demand Author Sessions:

These sessions are available to watch on demand now! Visit the TLA site to register and enter the online portal.


Newbery Honor winner Christian McKay Heidicker talks scary stories on this panel also featuring Alex Aster, Rena Barron, Juliana Brandt, MarcyKate Connolly, and Kenneth Oppel.


Editor of A Phoenix First Must Burn, Patrice Caldwell, moderates a conversation among best-selling and award-winning authors Charlotte Davis, Danny Lore, and Anna-Marie McLemore (Dark and Deepest Red), discussing the women of color/gender non-conforming experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic.


Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please!) and Laura Lee Gulledge, authors from past and present Maverick reading lists, speak about their books and the importance of graphic novels as a literary tool for young adults.


This Truth: Narrative Nonfiction in YA Lit panel features authors Karen Blumenthal (Jane Against the World), Candace Fleming, Lawrence Goldstone, Robin Ha, and Carole Boston Wetherford.


Abracadabra! Magical Realism in YA Lit
Authors Anna-Marie McLemore (Dark and Deepest Red) and Echo Brown (Black Girl Unlimited) join with Helene Dunbar, Mark Oshiro, Amy Tintera in a converstation about magical realism in YA lit!

Want to hear more from our authors?
Visit our TLA Virtual Booth

to watch author videos, request free digital ARCs, and more!