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Best of the Best Countdown

The countdown is on to the Best of the Best event (BoB)!  It's impossible to read all the new great children's and young adult litearture that comes out each year, so let us help you! BoB is a day-long series of book talks about books for children and teens, and is focused on the newest and best materials published since July 2015. There are curriculum-related connections for school librarians, and programming connections for public librarians. The event is open to teachers, librarians, nonprofit employees, caregivers, and anyone who is interested in the latest fiction and nonfiction for youth! 

The Center, partnered with Knox Co. public library, Obion River Regional Library system, and the Paul Meek Library at The University of Tennessee, Martin is sharing the best and most recent titles in several subgenres of children's and young adult literature, including (but not limited to): speculative fiction, graphic novels, and nonfiction.  This year, we will be presenting the Best of the Best in children's and young adult literature in both east and west Tennessee.   

Event Dates:BoB – East: July 15th, East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville, TN; more info at 
BoB – West: July 19th, Obion River Regional Library System, Martin, TN Register at:BoB – EAST (Knoxville, TN):
BoB – WEST (Martin, TN):

Join us for a fun and informative day, you can spend all or part of the day with us – and feel free to share this information with anyone in your communities that would also be interested!   Don't forget to stay after the book talks for an amazing book sale!  Bring a friend and be registered for a chance to have dinner with Matt de la Pena in September.  Questions? Contact Dr. Cindy Welch at
865-974-7918, or email Looking forward to seeing you there!