NCTE 2020 Author Events

Speakers will be appearing at their scheduled times in the NCTE Virtual Auditorium.

Penguin Random House Exhibitor Session: 

Literature in the Time of COVID: Engaging, Inspiring & Empowering Students with Authentic Texts

As the COVID pandemic continues, teachers are facing formidable challenges, especially in keeping students engaged. Teaching with authentic texts inspires students to connect with their learning and their community through stories in which they can see themselves and others. Join us as Samira Ahmed, educator-turned-bestselling author of Love, Hate & Other Filters, and Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know moderates a discussion with members of the Penguin Random House Education Teacher Advisory Boards on the power of representation in stories.

Saturday, November 21, 2:00-3:15pm

All attendees will receive a free digital copy of Ahmed’s latest book, Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know

General Session Speakers

Trevor Noah

Author of Born a Crime and It’s Trevor Noah

Thursday, November 19, 6:00-7:15pm


Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Author of Sabrina & Corina: Stories 

Friday, November 20, 8:00-9:15pm

Keynote Speaker

Chanel Miller 

Author of Know My Name: A Memoir 

Saturday, November 21, 12:30-2:00pm

Meet the Authors in our Booth and receive a complimentary digital copy of their book

Megha Majumdar 

Author of A Burning: A Novel 

Friday, November 20, 2:00-3:00pm


Charles Yu

Author of Interior Chinatown: A Novel 

Friday, November 20, 3:30-4:30pm

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