The fifth annual North Texas Teen Book Festival and Educator Day took place March 22–23 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Tex., drawing more than 15,000 attendees. The events featured a lineup of approximately 75 authors who participated in panels and small breakout sessions, signings, and other opportunities to connect with teen readers and teachers. We’ve gathered a selection of festival highlights.
Author Julie Murphy gives her Instagram feed some love with a snapshot from the NTTBF Film Fest, during a screening of the adaptation of her novel Dumplin’. Photo: Ian Pearce.
More than 750 educators participated in Educator Day @ NTTBF, where they visited publisher booths to collect teaching materials and learn about forthcoming middle grade and YA books. Ed Day @ NTTBF was sponsored by Sam Houston State University. Photo: Robbie Aleman.
The “Many Stories, Many Worlds” session at Educator Day, featuring YA authors (from l.) Beth Revis, Tahereh Mafi, and Alex London in conversation with former Politics and Prose bookseller Somaiya Daud. Photo: Robbie Aleman.
A young reader checks out the panels and publisher activities taking place on Festival Day. Photo: Chantel Martin.
(From l.) authors Max Brallier, David Bowles, Suzanne Crowley, and Alicia D. Williams discuss their approaches to writing books for tweens, during the “Stories for the Middle” panel. Photo: Robbie Aleman.
Multiple Eisner Award-winning author Raina Telgemeier with hundreds of young fans at the conclusion of the middle grade keynote. Photo: Chantel Martin.
Teachers attending Educator Day show off their haul of ARCs provided by publisher sponsors. Photo: Robbie Aleman.
Naya Perkins (NayaReadsandSmiles) answers a fan’s questions following the Booktuber panel. Photo: Chantel Martin.