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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

CATHY ANDRONIK is well known for her presentations on outstanding books for young adults. As an experienced secondary school librarian, one of her greatest joys has been the opportunity to share her passion for YA literature with teens, to hook them on reading and keep them coming back for more.

Cathy has presented at numerous conferences including the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Symposium and multiple state library conferences. Besides being an avid reader and book reviewer, she has also served on a variety of national book and media awards committees, including the Odyssey Award, Best Nonfiction for Young Adults, and the Schneider Family Book Award. Cathy is also the author of What's New in Young Adult Literature and How to Use It in Your Program, the extensive resource handbook you will receive at the seminar. Join Cathy for a day filled with the best, new young adult literature and easy-to-implement, practical ways to use these books in your grades 6-12 classroom or library program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Cathy's seminar was extremely helpful for me: great diversity, genres, suggestions for activities, and many resources. The handbook is full of great information, as well!"
Kristen Ramirez, Librarian

"I truly appreciated this wonderful day and experience. I will definitely sign up for Cathy's seminar again next year!"
Kathleen Gueringer, English Teacher

"This was a great, fast-paced seminar that exposed me to many great books and ideas for programming and teaching."
Lisa Graham, Library Media Specialist

"Cathy's seminar was extremely informational and well worth the time and money to attend."
Alicia Yrle, English Teacher

"Cathy is very knowledgeable and had great, new ideas for getting students to engage with books."
Michelle Koski, Librarian

"Great presentation and great information on how to use the books in the classroom as well as the library."
Amber Avery, Teacher

"Very informative. Cathy was so knowledgeable about books!"
Corby Clark, ELA Special Education Teacher

"Cathy's handbook is amazing! She was so kind and energetic, and the activities that she shared were awesome! I'm excited to try them!"
Jennifer Baese, English Teacher