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About Your Instructor – Terri Grief

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Terri Grief is an award‑winning school librarian and a frequent presenter at state library conferences. She traveled the United States as president of the American Association of School Librarians and has presented extensively for AASL. Terri is a highly experienced secondary school librarian and is considered a trusted expert in young adult literature and strategies to motivate and reach teen readers.

Terri is the author of What’s NEW in YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE and How to Use It In Your Program (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Terri is a recipient of the Outstanding School Librarian Award, the Baby Hardy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from her state’s library association. Terri’s enthusiasm about reading and YA literature is contagious.

Join Terri for a day filled with the best, new Young Adult Literature and easy-to-implement, powerful, practical ways to use these books in your grades 6-12 classroom or library program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Terri’s presentations are my ‘go-to’ place for learning the latest and greatest titles for young adult literature. She not only summarized the books, but she also talked about which students it would resonate with, as well as how they could be promoted and used.”

“In my 30 plus years as an educator, I have never seen ANYONE as passionate about YA literature as Terri Grief!”

“Wow! I’m leaving with a great list of ‘must-reads’ and a renewed enthusiasm of sharing quality books with students.”

“Terri’s honest assessment of books of all genres is refreshing and invaluable to me as a middle and high school librarian.”

Terri is a high-energy presenter who knows books! She is great at recommending books for boy/girl interest, reluctant readers and more!”

Amazing! Terri is a walking card catalog, and can instantly recall and connect titles, characters, settings, and details of books she read years ago.”

“Terri was instantly able to offer titles and ideas for books I could use in my classroom. Honestly, it is amazing to see her in action!”

“I especially appreciated Terri’s assessment of the latest titles, and I feel better prepared to choose titles for my students and our collection.”

“Terri is an excellent resource to both librarians and teachers. Her knowledge of current and trending young adult literature is indispensable!”