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Young Adults to Participate in Literature Conference

Release Date: 10/20/2008 9:18:16 AM

The YREAD Young Adult Literature Conference will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carroll Community College. The conference is designed for teens ages 14-18, teachers, and librarians. 
Young readers will have the opportunity to read books from their favorite genre and participate in facilitated discussion groups with other teens, teachers, and librarians. Students may go to to view book selections from the following genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror/Suspense, Multicultural, and Realistic I and II. Participating students will receive free books and adults will earn a certificate of attendance.
The keynote speaker for the conference will be Terry Trueman, the author of several popular novels for young adults. Trueman received the prestigious Printz Honor Book Award for his first novel, Stuck in Neutral, which explores the relationship between a boy with cerebral palsy and his father. His latest novel, Hurricane, tells the story of a young boy’s courage and fear during Hurricane Mitch, which devastated Honduras in 1998.
Pre-registration for the conference is required. To register, call Carroll Community College at 410-386-8100 or visit their website at The cost for the conference is $40, which includes lunch. Funding is available for a limited number of students and teachers to attend the conference free of charge. Forms and information are available in the media centers at all county high schools.
The conference is sponsored by Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll County Public Library, Carroll Community College, and McDaniel College.

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