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Big Issues in YA #KidLitCon2019 Panel!

KidLitCon YA

Big Issues in YA

What are the issues that kids and teens face today and what are the books that represent these issues in literature? Turning to books in a time of crisis helps the reader process their situation. The audience will participate to create a crowdsourced list of issues and book titles.

Chris Tebbets


Will do 1-2 Speed Critiques for manuscripts.

Chris Tebbetts is the author and co-author of many books for young readers.  Titles include the #1 New York Times bestselling MIDDLE SCHOOL series with James Patterson and illustrator Laura Park; the New York Times bestselling STRANDED series with Jeff Probst; and the forthcoming YA novel, ME, MYSELF, AND HIM (Delacorte, July 2019). His work has received children’s choice awards in Oregon and Hawaii, as well a Sunshine State Young Readers Award nomination, and a nod on the New York Public Library’s annual list of Books For the Teen Age. He is a native of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and currently lives in Hinesburg, Vermont.

Chris Tebbets

Pam Margolis


Pam Margolis was the primary organizer of KidLitCon 2017 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She blogs at An Unconventional Librarian.

Join us March 22-23 for KidLitCon 2019!

KidLitCon YA