Oakland Schools Presents...

Smells Like Teen Spirit: What's New in Young Adult Texts?

“I'm not sure there is a better, more comforting balm for the heart than celebrating books and connecting through stories." - John Schu


Middle- and high school ELA teachers, school librarians, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and intervention teachers.


In this fourth annual Smells Like Teen Spirit: What’s New In Young Adult Texts, we are excited to continue learning about the latest and greatest in teaching YA texts with you!

This year, we’re bringing our community back together for in-person learning and connection, so we’ve kept your favorite elements. You will:

  • Get books as a part of registration - all new choices this year!

  • Get a great list of the best recently published books for teens.

  • Build community with each other around research and instructional practices related to welcoming YA into the classroom.


Thursday, January 12, 2023

8:30am to 3:00pm


Oakland Schools Main Campus

2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Twp, MI 48328

Lunch and coffee will be provided.

Cost: $60

SCECHs pending approval

Register here!

Megan Kortlandt, Oakland Schools Literacy Consultant

Jenelle Williams, Oakland Schools Literacy Consultant

Bethany Bratney, National Board Certified Teacher Librarian, Novi Public Schools

Klaudia Janek, MLIS: School Librarian, International Academy