ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: PopTop Stage
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.
Five young adult and middle grades authors discuss what keeps their readers coming back for more and two criteria that cross genre boundaries and age categories—character and emotion. They will discuss how emotion drives characters, how emotion drives readers, and how reading increases empathy in the world at large. Attendees will enjoy a sneak peek at five 2018 releases and the diverse characters that readers of all spectra can root for, feel for, and empathize with.