Harding University

Bartoletti Book

January 17, 2014

University to host Young Adult Author Series professional development workshop

The graduate reading program will present its second Young Adult Author Series program Jan. 24-25. This professional development workshop will feature author and teacher Susan Campbell Bartoletti.

Bartoletti is best known for her award-winning nonfiction work but also writes poetry, short stories, picture books and novels for young readers. White teaching eighth grade, Bartoletti published short stories, two picture books and an award-winning nonfiction book. After 18 years of teaching, Bartoletti earned a doctorate in English from Binghamton University. 

Although Bartoletti now writes full-time, she teaches graduate classes, leads writing workshops, and takes classes and workshops for fun. Bartoletti’s “Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow” received the ALA Newbery Honor, and “Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845 to 1850” received the ALA Robert F. Sibert Award for nonfiction, NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for nonfiction, and the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for nonfiction.

The professional development workshop will include a Friday night meal, a Saturday morning continental breakfast, and an author information packet. Event prices include $125 for one event, $100 for two events, and $75 to attend three events. The program will provide graduate credit hours applied in fall 2014. In order to receive three hours of graduate credit, an additional $350 is requested and attendance of all four events.

For more information and to register, call 501-279-5322 or email yaas@harding.edu.