Booktalks Quick and Simple

Want to entice teens to read but are not sure how? Try booktalks! In this YALSA online course, participants will learn what a booktalk is as well as a variety of techniques on how to use them with teens. Learn how to create hooks for books and how to share the talks with teens. Participants will create booktalks that can be used in a booktalking session and experiment with a variety of booktalking techniques. Even add a touch of technology to jazz up your presentations. Join booktalking expert Nancy J. Keane for a month of talking about books.

Who Should Attend

Young adult librarians, school librarians, and any literacy-focused professional who works directly with teens.

Course Requirements

Participation is this course will require approximately 2.5 hours (asynchronous) per week to:
Read the online course material
Post to online discussion boards
Complete online exercises

Instructor

Nancy Keane

Date(s) & Time(s)

This course is not currently scheduled to be offered, but is available to be licensed for presentation to your library by contacting Nicole Gibby Munguia at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5293.

Course Length

Four weeks.

Fee

  • $155 YALSA members
  • $195 ALA Members
  • $215 nonmembers

Registration

Registration is not currently available.

Contact

Nicole Gibby Munguia, YALSA's program officer for continuing education, at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.

Course Pairings

Interested in other YA literature classes? Check out Boys and Books, Graphic Novels and Teen Readers, Making the Match, and Power Up with Print!