Promotions & Events NCTE 2015 in the Land of 10,000 Lakes (and Listens!)

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.

Don’t miss this special audiobook panel
with author Jon Scieszka, librarian Rose Brock,
and marketing director Cheryl Herman.


Sound Learning: Using Audiobooks and Guys Read/Guys Listen to Support Literacy
Sunday, November 22
12:00 – 1:15 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 210AB

Audiobooks have come to the forefront of education, giving children of all ages the power to learn to listen and listen to learn. Educators must explore more varied avenues for meeting the literacy needs of all learners. Using audiobooks maximizes auditory learning modalities and provides an appealing, affordable alternative for experiencing quality literature for all students. A panel featuring a researcher/teacher-librarian Rose Brock, BOT/Listening Library Marketing Director Cheryl Herman, and author Jon Scieszka will explain how audiobooks promote literacy, give practical advice about how to use audiobooks in your school or library, and share the best new audiobooks for guy listeners.

For even more information on how audiobooks promote literacy, read Rose Brock’s Why Listen article.

THis panel is guaranteed to entertain. Here’s a taste of what to expect: Funnyman Jon Scieszka explains why audiobooks = seriously fun reading.

More not-to-be-missed NCTE events!

Thursday, November 19
Thursday General Session

6:30 – 8:00 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium
Featuring Chelsea Clinton,
author & narrator of IT’S YOUR WORLD

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:

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:

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