The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual conference will be held in Minneapolis from November 19-22, 2015. Stop by Listening Library Booth #325 and say hi to Cheryl and Jodie, hear about the latest audiobook releases, and score free giveaways. Plus, don’t miss a special audiobook panel, featuring author Jon Scieszka and librarian Rose Brock.
This year’s focus at NCTE is Responsibility, Creativity, and the Arts of Language. We listen and read to extract—but also to evaluate and imagine. We compose to report—but also to remember and reflect, to influence and entertain, to console and inspire. Fully literate lives need creativity as well as competency.
The learning continues with the Assembly on Literature of Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) Workshop, which will be held November 23-24. This year’s theme is “Viva La Reading Revolution!” The ALAN workshop features exciting young adult authors and titles as well as breakout sessions. For the full ALAN workshop schedule click here.
More not-to-be-missed NCTE events!
Hear Tim Federle, narrator of STONEWALL,
speak at two panels on diversity.
Thursday, November 19
Diversity in Children’s Literature: One Year Later
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center, 101H
The session will start with three presentations by authors Stacey Lee, Duncan Tonatiuh, and Sharon Draper. These presentations will be followed by a panel of authors/illustrators of diverse books moderated by Stacey Lee. The panel will be followed by a presentation from Tim Federle.
Friday, November 20
Bring Your Own Diversity: Our Responsibility to Create Authentic Connections with Diverse Books
9:30 – 10:45 am
Minneapolis Convention Center, Auditorium 3
A panel of diverse award-winning fiction authors will discuss creating books that bust stereotypes and don’t portray characters as hopeless victims. Participants will come away with an exciting and diversified reading list.
For more information on how you can diversify your audiobook collection,
Grab a galley!
We’ll have limited copies of the following title. Share this new release with your young listeners and readers.
Collect Classroom Resources!
We’ve got you covered with FREE giveaways to share with your fellow educators or students:
- Hear Diversity CD samplers
- Read Proud Listen Proud CD samplers
- Star Wars CD samplers, featuring clips from the NEW middle grade Star Wars series and William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
- Guys Listen CD sampler
- Audiobooks Growth Chart
- NEW 2016 Computer Screen Calendars
- Buttons galore: I’m a Good Listener, Hear Diversity, AND Read Proud Listen Proud buttons–collect them all!
- Audiobooks & Literacy infographic postcards, and more!
Score a collection of audiobooks!
Don’t forget to enter our daily raffle at Booth #325 to win a collection of audiobooks for your school or library. We’re excited to share the hottest new audiobook releases with young listeners at your school library! Here’s some of the titles you can look forward to seeing: