2018 NCTE Annual Convention

Houston, TX
November 15-18, 2018

This fall, we’ll come together in Houston to celebrate students’ voices and the impact they make in the world.

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Build Your Stack

WHAT IS BUILD YOUR STACK®?

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.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

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