Middle Ground Book Fest is a free virtual event that brings authors, educators, librarians, and book lovers together in a fun and safe space where they can learn from one another and find new ways to inspire the 8-14 year old reader.
The festival consists of panels featuring middle grade authors as well as teachers and librarians.
Welcome to Middle Ground Book Fest
with Shannon Doleski, Janae Marks, Lorien Lawrence, and Tanya Guerrero
Fear and Fascination: the Enduring Love for Witches in Middle Grade
with Karah Sutton, Julie Abe, Graci Kim, Ash Van Otterloo and Lorien Lawrence (moderator)
Building an Immersive Fantastical World from Familiar and Real World Inspiration
with Alexis Ennis, Kaela Rivera, Alysa Wishingrad, Alyssa Colman, Shakirah Bourne, and G.Z. Schmidt
Encouraging Courageous Conversations on Incarceration with Middle-Graders
with Janae Marks, Nora Raleigh Baskin, Leslie Connor, Padma Venkatraman, and Lesley Roessing (moderator)