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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 digital 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

"It's always a gift to hear about books from an avid reader and book lover. Thank you for sharing great ways to use these new books with students!"
Maggie Burggraaff, ELA Teacher

"This was an amazing seminar. Cathy is VERY talented at book talks and kept my attention the whole time. She is so knowledgeable and passionate about books! Wonderful lesson ideas for the library, too! LOVED IT!"
Bridget Baldwin, Teacher Librarian

"I am extremely pleased with this seminar. It opened my eyes to a whole new world of books for my students. Cathy - thank you so much for your time and exquisite memory of all the books you shared!"
Tamara Schoenborn, Teacher

"Wonderful Seminar. I learned about so many great, new books that I would love to add to our library."
Amy Gee, Library Media Specialist

"It was great getting to dive into so many books across so many genres! Thank you for putting so many titles and authors on my radar. Cathy is truly an expert in her field!"
Kate McCook, ELA Teacher

"Wow! This was really a great seminar. I am very impressed with Cathy's reading depth/knowledge. Very clearly presented and full of information I can use in my school library. Thank you!"
Amy Labson, Teacher Librarian

"Cathy was a fantastic presenter! She left me with so many great book ideas and activities. My only problem is figuring out how to get all the titles I'd like to add to my classroom library!"
Pia Longinotti, ELA Teacher

"Very informational! Tons of activities and suggestions to share with my teachers and students."
Priscilla Collins, Library Media Specialist