Event Calendar

Thursday, March 4, 2021

BEST 2021-Spring Edition

Start Date: 3/4/2021 9:30 AM EST
End Date: 3/4/2021 1:30 PM EST

Venue Name: Online via Zoom Meetings

Organization Name: Maryland Library Association

Nancy Haile
Email: nhaile@carr.org
Phone: (410) 386-4500 x3144

Sponsor: CSD

Love talking about books? Join us for BEST 2021 – The Spring Edition, a celebration of juvenile fiction titles.  Learn about the Black Eyed Susan Award and participate, via Zoom, in a half day of small group discussions of some of the 2020-2021 fiction nominees.  Author Pablo Cartaya will be our keynote speaker.  Program check-in begins at 9:15 a.m., and the program will start at 9:30 a.m.
There will be two discussion groups, one for titles from the Grades 4-6 list and the other for titles from the Grades 6-12 lists.  Each group will meet twice so you can attend both.  Please read all the titles for each group.  Many of the titles are available in e-format as well as paper.
Grades 4-6
The Guest by Mary Downing Hahn, The Trail by Meika Hashimoto, A Wolf Called Wander by Roseanne Parry, Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome, and The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson
Grades 6-12
Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya, Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee, It Wasn’t Me by Dana Allison Levy, A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi, and Frankly in Love by David Yoon.