2010 NBA Teen Press Conference

Images from the National Book Awards Teen Press Conference at the Schomburg Center of The New York Public Library

Featuring 2010 National Book Award Young People's Literature Finalists:

On Tuesday, November 16, poet and BookUpNYC instructor Willie Perdomo welcomed middle- and high-school students from New York City public and private schools to the Schomburg Center of The New York Public Library for the Foundation’s popular National Book Awards Teen Press Conference.

Students prepared for the event by reading one of the five Finalists' books and drafting questions based on the text, the writing life, and what it means to be a National Book Award Finalist. At the event, each participating student received a professionally designed press kit with biographical information on each author, excerpts from their books, and materials related to the National Book Awards.

Authors read from their work before the floor is turned over to the students for the Press Conference. Students had the opportunity to meet the authors and have their books signed at a reception following the event.

Willie Perdomo photo credit: Gabriela B. Photography