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Saturday, November 2 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
S79. Making Books Come Alive for Adolescent Readers

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This presentation by Sharon M. Draper will discuss her YA novels and their impact on adolescent readers. It is possible to engage and excite young adults, even for students who swear they "hate to read," as long as you know which books to offer them and how to capture their imaginations through action. She will discuss the necessity of literary value in YA literature, the importance of humor and immediacy, and the value of strong, positive role models for young readers. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School

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Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author who has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her book, Out of My Mind, has won multiple awards and is a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.  |

Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plaza F

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