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Date: October 25, 2022

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Location: online via Zoom

Cost: $30


3:30pm - 3:45pm - introduction

3:45pm - 4:30pm - author talk

4:30pm - 5:15pm - discussion

5:15pm - 5:30pm - main room and free book

Registration details:

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Questions? Call your library system office.

Book discussions:

Participants can choose two Book Discussion Groups in order of preference and will be assigned one choice.

Group I Picture Books/Elementary

Group II Elementary

Group III Picture Books/All Ages

Group IV Middle School

Group V Teen

Group VI Teen

(Details about the books and discussion topics are at the end of this webpage)

Conference Outcomes:

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Group #
Taylor Beach
Newburgh Free Library
Group I Picture Books
Picture Books
Gender Identity for Kids
What Are Your Words? By Katherine Locke
Calvin by JR Ford
Sam is My Sister by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff
Dr. Silvia M. Lloyd
Gov. George Clinton Elementary School
Group II Picture Books/ Elementary
Personal Narrative Picture Books for Teaching Students how to Write a Personal Narrative
A Different Pond by Bao Phi
Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh
Grandma's Gift by Eric Velasquez
Jennifer Embry
New City Library
Group III Elementary/ Middle
Elementary/ Middle
"Freshen Up" : substituting classics with current, relevant and culturally sensitive options
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Aston
rez dogs by Joseph Bruchah
Amanda Ingalls
Wappingers CSD - John Jay HS
Group IV Middle School/ Teen
Middle School/ Teen
Classic Alternatives: Reimagining the "Oldies"
Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood
Damselfly by Chandra Prasad
Ana of California by Andi Teran
Christine Pacuk
Saugerties Public Library
Group V Teen
Wait... What?: ADHD in Teen Lit
The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle
Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza
The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune
Tara Thibault-Edmonds
Rondout Valley High School
Group V Teen
Building Empathy with Memoirs: Bridging Cultures with Diverse Stories
Apple: Skin to the Core by Eric Gansworth
Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary
Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha

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Questions? Please contact your library system administrator or Carolyn Bennett Glauda at