Summit on the Research and Teaching of Young Adult Literature (Online)


Jun. 12, 2021, 8am to 5pm
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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.


  • $50: Academics, teachers, librarians and other interested adults
  • $40: Students

Admission Information

Contact Information

Teaching and Learning Department, College of Education
Steven Bickmore

External Sponsor

College of Education