Promotions & Events Two Groundbreaking Panels about the Power of Audiobooks at NCTE and ALAN 2016–plus get a FREE audio in booth #413

We’re thrilled to be headed to Atlanta, Georgia from November 17th — 20th to celebrate the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual conference. Don’t miss out on some amazing opportunities to hear about the power of audiobooks and meet some of your favorite authors and narrators. More than 6,000 dynamic authors, advocates, and literacy educators from across the country will be gathering in Atlanta this year for an unforgettable learning experience. And we think these panels are two great ways to find inspiring tools to motivate and connect with your students. Plus, don’t miss out on the FREE goodies (including audiobook giveaways!) in Listening Library’s booth #413.

NCTE panel: Speaking Out for the Spoken Word

studentAdvocating for Audiobooks to Boost Reading Skills, Deepen Literary Analysis, and Increase Teacher Happiness

Friday, November 18th
11 am — 12:15 pm
Georgia World Congress Building B210

Interactive presentation with teacher-librarian Sarah Ressler Wright and special-education teacher Caitlin Hartze demonstrating the benefits of teaching with audiobooks—providing numerous classroom resources. The 2016 Odyssey Award-winning narrator/actress Jayne Entwistle discusses how an audiobook can enhance text and the power of storytelling with 2016 Newbery Honor author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

Jayne Entwistle, Listening Library/Penguin Random House, “The Power of a Professional Reading”
Sarah Ressler Wright, RB Hayes High School, Delaware, OH, “The Potential in Pressing Play: Audiobooks for Students, Teachers, and Caregivers”
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Listening Library/Penguin Random House,
“How Listening Enhances Literature”
Caitlin Hartze, RB Hayes High School, Delaware, OH, “Audiobooks, Artwork, and Analysis”

ALAN Workshop 2016: Monday breakout session

A Risky Business—Speaking Up for Coming Out:
LGBTQ Resources for the Classroom and Library

Monday, November 21st
11:25 am — 12:20 pm
Georgia World Congress Building Room B207

Talking about or having school resources concerning LGBTQ issues is still quite risky, as evidenced by a 2013 National School Climate Survey conducted by GLSEN, which reported that less than half of students could find information on LGBTQ-related issues in their school library and over half of students heard homophobic remarks from school staff members in the last year. Additionally, according to research by Malinda Lo, co-founder of We Need Diverse Books, less than 1% of young adult novels have LGBTQ characters. Because of the continued silence and stigmas around LGBTQ issues and shortage of LGBTQ literature, teachers, librarians, and publishers must be renegades for change!

Sarah Ressler Wright, RB Hayes High School, Delaware, OH
Becky Woodruff, Delaware County District Library, Delaware, OH
Amy Ellis Nutt, author/narrator of Becoming Nicole, Listening Library/Penguin Random House
Tim Federle, narrator of Stonewall, Listening Library/Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster Children’s Books

Tim Federle

Tim Federle

Amy Ellis Nutt

Amy Ellis Nutt

Through work at the school, community and national level, Sarah, Becky, Amy and Tim are innovators and risk-takers who champion for LGBTQ issues, and they are excited to share their ideas with other renegades attending ALAN! Click here to visit the official ALAN website.

readproudlistenproudLearn about ReadProudListenProud here.

Want a FREE audiobook?
LLboothBe sure to stop by our Listening Library booth #413 in the morning to pick out a popular listen from our special giveaway table while supplies last!

Say hello to Cheryl, Jodie, and Kristen who will be giving out additional goodies, selling our newest releases, and revealing our brand new “Audiobooks Are Not Cheating” posters—perfect for your classroom or library!

Author and Narrator Signing!
Kimberly and JayneMeet the award-winning author of THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, and the audiobook’s Odyssey-winning narrator, Jayne Entwistle, in Listening Library booth #413.

Friday, November 18th
3 – 4 pm

Listen to a clip from the audiobook:

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