A set of 35 unique sessions in the Exhibit Hall at the NCTE Annual Convention in Houston, Texas. Each 20-minute session will feature authors and educators talking about their favorite books and how to use them in the classroom.

Learn more about the Build Your Stack here.



10:30 a.m.
One New Title for Your Classroom: Middle Level and Secondary Level
Diana Haneski
Carrie Perry

11:00 a.m.
YA Authors as Readers
M.T. Anderson
Jennifer Buehler
A.S. King

11:30 a.m
The Yarn LIVE at NCTE!
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Colby Sharp

12:00 p.m.
Read Woke Books
Lakisha Renee Odlum
Stella Villalba
McKenzie Zimmerman

12:30 p.m.
Picture Book Text Sets around Social Issues and Content Topics
Lynsey Burkins
Cameron Carter
Katie Dicesare

1:00 p.m.
Snowman – Cold = Puddle
by Laura Purdie Salas (2019, Charlesbridge)

1:30 p.m.
Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations
by Matthew R. Kay (2018, Stenhouse)

2:00 p.m.
YA Books in the ELA Classroom
Adam Crawley
Cheryl Logan
Ruth Lowery
Cody Miller
Nova Ren Suma

2:30 p.m.
Making Transitional Books the Stars of Your Library
Elexa Antweil
Brennan Cruser
Courtney Ewing
Larry Frier
Stacey Ross
Saba Vlach

3:00 p.m.
Magination Press, APA

3:30 p.m.
New “Ladder” Titles
Paul Hankins

4:00 p.m.
#ClearTheAir about Race and Education
Val Brown
Christie Nold

4:30 p.m.
Celebrating Complexity in YA Literature
Jennifer Buehler
Daria Plumb
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

5:00 p.m.
New Latinx Fiction
Cindy Rodriguez

5:30 p.m.
Nonfiction Authors Share Their Books and Process
Chris Barton
Louise Borden
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Duncan Tonatiuh

6:00 p.m.
Build Your Stack Featuring Change Makers
Arielle Bickel
Taylor Raley
Stacey Ross
Ryan Rutherford
Saba Vlach



11:30 a.m.
Reading Is Belonging
Kathy Collins
Valerie Geschwind
Aeriale Johnson

12:00 p.m.
Fiction That Helps Us Read the World
Carol Jago

12:30 p.m.
Books to Build CommUNITY and Support Family Engagement
JoEllen McCarthy
Bilal Polson

1:00 p.m.
Picture Books Read-Alouds to Support #classroombookaday
Jillian Heise

1:30 p.m.
The Walden Award
Elizabeth Scanlon

2:00 p.m.
Books That Can Save Lives
Donna Heath
James Legett

2:30 p.m.
Partners in Poetry
Elizabeth Acevedo
Phil Bildner

3:00 p.m.
Their Voice. Their Stories. Their Place.
Courtney Farrell
Jill Hermann-Wilmarth
Caitlin Ryan

3:30 p.m.
Tomás Rivera Book Award Winners
Denise Dávila
Pat Enciso
Jesse Gainer

4:00 p.m.
Build Your Digital Stack
Katharine Hsu
Heather Sox
Melissa Wells

4:30 p.m.
Best New International Picture Books
Maria Acevedo
Desiree Cueto
Holly Johnson
Kathy G. Short
Yoo Kyung Sung

5:00 p.m.
Outstanding Audiobooks
Teri Lesesne
Donalyn Miller

5:30 p.m.
2018-19 Project LIT Book Club Selections
Jarred Amato



8:30 a.m.
2019 Newbery and Caldecott Predictions
Betsy Bird
Travis Jonker

9:00 a.m.
NCTE 2018 Charlotte Huck Award Winner
Bettie Parsons
Barger Desiree Cueto
Mary Lee Hahn
Joyce Herbeck

9:30 a.m.
Globalizing Our Reading by Pairing Well-Known Books with Global Literature, K–12
Hee Young Kim
Kathy G. Short

10:00 a.m.
Immigrant Children’s Literature
Cheryl Logan
Ruth Lowery
Mary Ellen Oslick

10:30 a.m.
New Fall 2018 Titles K–12
JoEllen McCarthy
Julia Torres

11:00 a.m.
Poetry Books That Engage Readers and Writers
Antonia Adams
Ann Marie Corgill