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At the annual National Book Awards Teen Press Conference, middle and high school students in New York City play the role of reporters as they direct questions to the five Finalists for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature.

This year, for the first time ever, the Teen Press Conference, hosted by Scholastic Inc. and emceed by acclaimed young adult author and Scholastic editor David Levithan, will be streamed live online, allowing students from across the country to experience this one-of-a-kind event right from their classrooms. The conference will take place at Scholastic in New York City on Tuesday, November 15 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

Students are invited to prepare for the event by reading one or more of the Finalists’ nominated books and coming up with questions for the authors. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask their questions in person and have their books signed, while students watching online can submit questions through the website.Scholastic Logo

Authors who have participated in the Teen Press Conference in the past include Sherman Alexie, Laurie Halse Anderson, Judy Bloom, Judy Blundell, Pete Hautman, Walter Dean Myers, Louis Sachar, and Jacqueline Woodson.

2011 National Book Award Young People's Literature Finalists

The 2011 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference will feature:

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Each participating student receives a set of author cards (includes bio, information about the book, and section for note taking).

Teen Press Conference Author Cards

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