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Too Hot for Teens?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8:00am to 11:30am

Holmes Student Center, Heritage Room 600 Lucinda Ave

Literacy-minded teachers, librarians, and youth-serving community organizations, join STEM Teen Read and our partners for a free professional development breakfast. Too Hot For Teens? will provide useful and stimulating conversations on censorship as it relates to young adult literature and learning, and provide time for networking and idea-sharing. The morning’s activities will address questions like—

  • -What responsibilities do educators and librarians have to address concerns of parents and school boards while still exposing students to challenging and important literature?
  •  -How can educators encourage students to collaborate and react to challenging literature in a safe and productive way?
  •  -What resources are available to students if the literature causes them to identify issues in their own lives?

This event is hosted by NIU’s STEM Teen Read, a free program that offers tools and resources to help teens explore the science behind the fiction in popular young adult books. The keynote speaker is Mike Mullin, author of the STEM Teen Read’s summer selection Ashfall.

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