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Education: Refugee, Integrating Authentic Literature in the Classroom with Alan Gratz

Alan Gratz is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels for young readers, including Ground Zero, Refugee, Allies, Grenade, Prisoner B-3087, Projekt 1065, and Ban This Book. Through his well-researched books, Alan strives to help young readers build empathy and understand how other kids live—their hopes, their struggles, and their motives—so that readers can view the characters as human beings and not as statistics. In this online session, participants will hear Alan talk about his book Refugee. Refugee is the story of three young people from different eras and different parts of the world who are connected by their desperate, perilous attempts to flee dangerous situations in their homelands and their dreams of a better, safer tomorrow. He will talk about his…

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Livestream Reading: Sarah Foster: STEM Like a Girl

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Sarah Foster for a livestream reading from her new book, STEM Like a Girl: Empowering Knowledge and Confidence to Lead, Innovate, and Create. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsce2qqzIuE9GFF5SRdbDEWzwwKfWthbEZ If you would like a signed or personalized copy of this book, please leave a note in the comments section of your order! About STEM Like a Girl: STEM Like a Girl empowers girls, 8-12, with the knowledge and confidence to become future problem solvers and leaders in the scientific world and beyond. This fully illustrated and photographic book profiles 35 inspiring girls and offers 15 hands-on, STEM-based experiments that they can do at home. While leading a hands-on engineering project in her son’s elementary school, researcher and biotech…

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Submission Deadline: 2022 Oregon Literary Fellowships

Oregon Literary Fellowships are intended to help Oregon writers initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama (including scripts for television and film), and young readers literature. For 2022, Literary Arts will accept applications online only. Deadline to apply: September 17, 2021 Read the guidelines and apply: 2022 Oregon Literary Fellowship Guidelines [Download] Apply for Oregon Literary Fellowships (including Oregon Literary Career Fellowships) Apply for Oregon Literary Fellowships for Publishers Questions? Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org or attend a Zoom session on August 18 or August 31.

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How to Create the Perfect Crime for Young Readers

PB? MG? YA? Early readers? Are you speaking a different language? Yes, in a way, this is its own language. Because writing for children and teens has its own unique guidelines, challenges, and rewards. Dori Hillestad Butler and Kelly Garrett will break down the different categories of mysteries written for young (and young at heart) readers. They’ll discuss strategies for crafting mysteries for all different age groups, and you’ll walk away with useful tips and an appreciation for how writing something that feels so simple is surprisingly complex. Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of more than 55 books for young readers including the Edgar award winning Buddy Files series, the two-time Geisel Honor award winning King & Kayla series, the Haunted Library series, the…

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2021 Oregon Book Awards finalists announced

The Oregon Book Awards honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Finalists will be announced on our web site on March 29, 2021, and winners will be announced May 2, 2021, on a special episode of the Archive project.

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Reading: Bryan Denson: The Unabomber

Annie Bloom’s welcomes back Portland author Bryan Denson to read from his true-crime book for young readers, The Unabomber. The Unabomber was a lone-wolf terrorist who carried out fourteen bombings that left three people dead and another twenty-three injured. A cunning genius, he dodged his FBI pursuers for nearly two decades, terrifying Americans from coast to coast. Agent Kathy Puckett, a spy hunter and highly trained psychologist, served as the turning point in the FBI’s efforts to understand the mind of the faceless killer. Her insights helped send more than a hundred agents to a remote cabin in the mountains of western Montana on April 3, 1996. There the FBI captured Theodore J. Kaczynski, engineer of the most notorious bombing spree in U.S. history. Bryan…

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Submission Deadline: Oregon Literary Fellowship

Offering a variety of awards for work in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, young readers, drama, and publishing. Eleven fellowships carry the award of $3,500, while two will be for $10,000. Must be a current, full-time resident of Oregon. Poetry: 15 typed pages of poetry, one poem per page. Prose: No more than 25 pages double-spaced. Drama: No more than 25 pages. Synopsis pages are allowed but count towards page count. See their website for additional details. Literary Arts also hosts free info-sessions with in-person assistance for applications, see our calendar or theirs for dates. Upcoming sessions: July 2nd (10 am – 12 pm) and July 25th (12 pm – 5 pm).

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Bryan Denson

The Unabomber was a lone-wolf terrorist who carried out 14 bombings that left 3 people dead and another 23 injured. A cunning genius, he dodged his FBI pursuers for nearly two decades, terrifying Americans from coast to coast. Agent Kathy Puckett, a spy hunter and highly trained psychologist, served as the turning point in the FBI’s efforts to understand the mind of the faceless killer. Her insights helped send more than a hundred agents to a remote cabin in the mountains of western Montana on April 3, 1996. There the FBI captured Theodore J. Kaczynski, engineer of the most notorious bombing spree in U.S. history. Bryan Denson’s The Unabomber (Roaring Brook) is the story of the FBI’s investigation of the Unabomber and the agent who…

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Oregon Battle of the Books 25% Sale

All titles of 2019-2020 OBOB will be 25% off all week. Did you know that if we don’t have a title, OBOB or other, we can order for you in only a few days?! AND PREORDER! AND for no additional cost! Even if you will not be on a team and competing you still may enjoy these titles AND at a discounted price! FULL LIST BELOW. Happy Reading! [Note that this sale goes until June 9th at 5 pm!] 2019-2020 OBOB Book Titles 9th to 12th Grade Division Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Audacity by Melanie Crowder Girl Code by Andrea Gonzales & Sophie Houser Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle Mary’s Monster…

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2019 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony

The 2019 Oregon Book Awards celebrates the state’s most accomplished writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, young readers, and drama. Click here to see the list of this year’s finalists! The winners will be announced live at the Ceremony on April 22. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this community moment. Get your tickets today. Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, winner of the 2013 Oregon Book Award; Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar; and Torch, her debut novel. Her books have been translated into forty languages, and her essays and other writings have appeared in numerous publications. Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the…

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