The North Texas Teen Book Festival announces author lineup, film festival

The NTTBF mission is to inspire lifelong readers, cultivate a love of reading, and celebrate teen literature.

 

North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF), presented by the Irving Public Library, will happen March 7, 2020, at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. Expanded this year is the NTTBF Film Festival on March 6 and 7, in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse, featuring The Sun is Also a Star, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and Let it Snow.

 

The middle-grade keynote authors are Rachel Renée and Nikki Russell of the Dork Diaries series, in conversation with Soman Chainani. The young-adult keynote features Sarah Dessen and Nicola Yoon in conversation.

 

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to watch panels featuring their authors, audiobook narrators, and booktubers; participate in book buzz and special events with several leading US book publishing companies; partake in the Speed Date with a Book program; and attend a book signing with all participating authors.

 

Highlights

  • Speed Dating with a Book: FREE books for students in grades six through twelve (wristbands required).
  • Themed panels, including Q&A, featuring all NTTBF authors discussing various topics.
  • Middle grade and young adult author keynotes.
  • Mega author signing featuring all NTTBF authors.
  • Educator Day on March 6 gives teachers and librarians the opportunity for professional development.

 

Educators can visit the website for resources such as TBR worksheets, author question worksheets, printable bookmarks, and classroom/display ideas. If you’re bringing a group, you can register your bus.

 

If you’d like to volunteer for NTTBF, go here.

 

The NTTBF mission is to inspire lifelong readers, cultivate a love of reading, and celebrate teen literature. NTTBF strives to connect reading communities, adding dimension to the reading experience through diverse author panels and dynamic discussions in a safe and fun environment.

 

Go here to learn more about the great programming at the Irving Public Library.