This year's three-day program, themed "Amplifying Joy, Affirming Humanity, and Bringing Reconciliation to all Readers' Hearts and Minds" features a new children's literature strand, and outstanding YA authors including:
- Jo Knowles
- Maria Padian
- Sharon G. Flake
- K.A. Holt
- Mitali Perkins
- Ellen Hopkins
Special guests: Eric Gansworth and Cynthis Leitch Smith will present "Reclaiming Apples & Unbreaking Hearts" The Rise of Indigenous Voices for Young Readers."
Aimed towards teachers, librarians, future educators, and readers, this conference provides three in-depth days of interactive breakout sessions to discuss teaching Young Adult Literature in middle and high school classrooms.
Attendees can earn a certificate for 15 hours toward Nevada Department of Education licensure. CCSD middle and high school teachers and librarians may be eligible for reimbursement of core registration costs.