My signed books from the YA Lit Conference

 

This is my final post from the YA Lit Conference.  Promise.  I just thought it would be fun to share all the books I got signed.  This whole post will be pictures.

 

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Anderson’s YA Lit Conference 2018 (part two)

 

Thank you for coming back to check out part two for my YA Lit Conference post.  I didn’t want to make one super long post.  If you missed part one, it was posted on Saturday.

 

After lunch, there was a second breakout session.  This time we chose to go to Fantastical Historical Fiction.  I admit I’m not generally a huge fan of YA fiction, but I wanted to go to Annie’s panel.  And my husband liked The Last Magician and wanted to listen to Lisa again (we saw her last year, too).

 

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This panel was Lisa Maxwell, Joanna Hathaway, Stephanie Hemphill, and Annie Sullivan.  Just like the last one, I went and bought more books.  Joanna’s wasn’t out yet, so I wasn’t able to get anything from her signed.  Dark West is her debut.  I really enjoyed this panel and it actually made me want to read more YA historical fiction.

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Anderson’s YA Lit Conference 2018 (part one)

 

My husband and I attended the YA Lit Conference at Anderson’s in Naperville, IL.  This was our second year attending.  I didn’t take as many notes as last year, but I have enough to make this two posts.  Please check back on Monday for part two.

 

The event started at 7:15 am for a continental breakfast.  This is rough for me because I generally don’t go to bed until 2am and we’re over an hour away.  But we got there right on time and went to the bookstore they had set up.

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YA Lit Conference (part two)

Thanks for coming back for part two.   If you missed it, I posted the first half of the day on the blog yesterday.

 

11:25 was the second break out session.  For this one, we chose Navigating Today’s Issues Through Literature.  This panel was Kayla Ancrum, Peter Bognanni, Amy Reed, Adam Silvera, and Kim Turrisi.

 

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YA Lit Conference (part one)

 

I was lucky enough to get to attend the 14th annual Young Adult Literature Conference in Lisle, IL.  This was hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop.  Saturday November 4th, was the day for teachers, librarians, and adult fans of YA.  My husband and I attended that day as fans.

 

The day started at 7:15am with a continental breakfast along with the bookstore opening.

 

At 8am, they did a welcome, introductions, and announcements.

 

8:20 was the first key note speaker.  This one was Nicola Yoon.

 

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