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Saturday, February 8 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Healing Power of YA Fiction (6-12)

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This session will explore ways in which teens sometimes gain emotional strength through YA fiction. Testimonial letters and emails from such readers offer evidence of lives changed through connecting with the right book at the right time. Participants will share titles that may offer hope for teens struggling through difficult situations, or dealing with past or ongoing trauma. How might we help match specific readers with that life-changing book? Not that such reading is a cure all, but that it can be an important step along the way. And, of course, can lead to a lifelong reading habit.

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Marilyn Reynolds

Consultant, 916 Ink
Marilyn Reynolds began her writing career out of a sense of frustration with the lack of books that would appeal to the reluctant readers in her alternative high school classroom. Now, with eleven books of teen fiction in the "True-to-Life Series from Hamilton High," plus a book for... Read More →

Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Pebble Beach A