Maria will be the keynote speaker at this annual conference.
Maine Reading Roundup Annual Conference
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 9:45-10:45 A.M.
Augusta Civic Center
“Awkward” Conversations: Using YA Lit to Engage Teens in Conversations About Sex, Consent, and Healthy Relationships | Grades 6-12
Megan Blakemore, author/librarian, South Portland Schools; Maria Padian, author; Shane Diamond, Speak About It, Inc.; Davonne Pappas, librarian, Mt Desert Island HS
Platonic, romantic, sexual, casual relationships… adolescents think of little else. As educators, how do we provide guidance for them during this consequential, subtle, wonderful, and potentially treacherous time? Our panel will share strategies for using YA novels and dynamic, youth-friendly programming to facilitate discussions.