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 on June 2. Mark your calendar for their upcoming live events on July 7 and August 4!

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 to 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.


Sessions Available Now:

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

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.


Sessions Coming Soon:

More author sessions will be made available throughout the Summer of Learning.

Abracadabra! Magical Realism in YA Lit
Featuring authors Anna-Marie McLemore (Dark and Deepest Red) and Echo Brown (Black Girl Unlimited)

Scare Up a Story: Creepy Middle Grade Books!
Featuring authors Christian McKay Heidicker (Newbery Honor Winner Scary Stories for Young Foxes and Thieves of Weirdwood), Alex Aster, Juliana Brandt, Kenneth Oppel, MarcyKate Connolly, and Rena Barton.

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

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

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