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.


Nancy Keane


How to Register

Registration is not currently available.

Course Length

Four weeks.


Nicole Gibby Munguia, YALSA's program officer for continuing education, at 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!


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