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.
Open Book: Behind the Scenes of Being an Author
with Amy Makechnie, Mae Respicio, Jarrett Lerner, Laurie Morrison, Leslie C. Youngblood, and Nicole Mancini (moderator)
Speak the Body: Survivors and Celebrations
with Cathleen Barnhart, Sonja Solter, Lexie Bean, and Aida Salazar
Teachers Who Write
with Lisa Stringfellow, Stacy Nockowitz, Sarah Marie Jette, Chris Baron, Erin Dionne, and Tina Athaide
A Good Scare: the Importance and Craft of Horror, Mystery, and Thriller Novels for Middle Grade Readers
with Jake Burt, Supriya Kelkar, Kate Milford, Max Brallier, Eden Royce and Kim Ventrella (moderator)
with Ness Shortley, Karuna Riazi, Mike Jung, William Alexander, Sarah Allen, and Cindy Baldwin (moderator)