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Reality Bites: Why Hope Matters More Than Ever In YA and Middle Grade

With violence ever-present in our world today, teens should be pulling more than books off the shelves. Hope may just be the most valuable sub-plot for young readers. 

As readers we look for characters we can identify with. We search for signs that we're choosing the right paths in our own lives. We seek out heroes among the pages of our latest read. But when it comes to today's kids, hope may just be the most valuable plot device for young readers. Join award winning author, Stephanie Keyes, as she shares why it matters and one teacher's suggestions on how to keep the candles burning inside the teens browsing the stacks.

Earlier Event: March 24
Three Rivers Romance Writers
Later Event: June 23
Eat Local/Read Local