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CHRISTINA DORR is an award-winning librarian, author and presenter with extensive award-winning books experience. She has served on a number of state and national award committees including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Geisel Award, and Stonewall. She reviews for Hornbook Magazine and has reviewed and written for several other journals including School Library Journal, Book Links, School Library Connection, and more. For many years Christina has presented on the best children's and young adult literature. Her latest published book is Profiles in Resilience: Books for Children and Teens That Center the Lived Experience of Generational Poverty (American Library Association, 2021). She is also the author of The Best Award-Winning Children's Books and Powerful Strategies to Use Them in Your Program, the extensive digital resource handbook you will receive at the seminar. Join Christina for an outstanding day! Going well beyond simply familiarizing you with the various awards, Christina will introduce you to scores of the most outstanding award-winning children's books and how to use them in your program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"What an uplifting seminar! Absolutely fabulous with wonderful, concrete ideas that I can use immediately."

"Christina has great insight into literacy and fantastic ideas on how to make it meaningful for students."

"One of the best seminars I've attended because Christina's ideas are so useful, relevant and practical."

"I loved how Christina did all the research to inform us about awesome books we can use with our students. Great seminar!"

"Christina shared her passion for reading with us. She is so knowledgeable - I was mesmerized. I'm walking away with numerous, practical ideas to use with my students."

"Christina has an incredible knowledge of books and book awards. My mind is rolling with new titles and ideas to use with my students."

"Christina gave us valuable books and tools to engage our reluctant readers."

"I've never attended a seminar so packed with outstanding new books and resources."