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Friday, June 28 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
What Harry Wrought: YA Lit After JKR

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This interactive presentation will examine the chronology of change in the publishing world from Judy Blume to Laurie Halse Anderson to John Green and more. The impact of Rowling’s series on post-Potter YA books and series will be explored. Participants will discuss and debate how current books build on elements from Harry and friends that resonated with readers. Blurry lines among types of YA books will be addressed, including realistic fiction, fantasy, so-called problem novels, and graphic novel adaptations.

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Cathy Leogrande

Author/Educator, Le Moyne College
Cathy Leogrande is a Professor in the Teacher Education Department of the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College, a Jesuit college in New York. Her teaching and research focus on new literacies and popular culture to provide K-12 teachers skills to address issues... Read More →

Friday June 28, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Main Ballroom