Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, the 2004 National Book Award-winner in the category of young people’s literature, and most recently LA Times Book Prize winner The Big Crunch, as well as many other books for teens and adults, including Blank Confession, All-In, Rash, No Limit, Invisible, and Mr. Was, which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America.
Veteran YA novelist Caroline B. Cooney is providing the keynote address for School Library Journal‘s upcoming virtual conference, SummerTeen: A Celebration of YA Books, and I thought this would be a good time to ask her about her electronic life–via email, of course. Roger Sutton: Your latest novel The Lost Songs (Delacorte) relies on [...]
Okay! So I’m a little out of practice when it comes to these news items and looking at some of the stuff I’ve accumulated in the last month, a good swath of it is out of date. Here’s what I have that’s current then.
Not long ago the good people at the Women’s National Book Association [...]
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SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young Adult Books is a School Library Journal online event. It takes place on August 9, from 10:30 to 5:30 EST.
Online means you don’t have to travel anywhere! No jet lag! No lost luggage!
Here is the description: “SummerTeen will bring together a blockbuster keynote with presentations on topics near [...]
An incredible amount of hype surrounds this slim, intimate tale of a possible end of the world scenario. My hope is that readers will be able to put that aside and enjoy this lovely coming of age novel without too many preconceived notions.
That said, when a New York Times review compares a book to a [...]
This summer, SLJ is presenting SummerTeen, a daylong, online celebration of young adult books, and “Rockin’ Women of YA” is one of the many programs you’ll get to choose from. You can sign in from the comfort of your very own home or office and listen to great authors such as Maggie Stiefvater, A. S. King, Julie Kagawa, and more. The best part is that you can go back and watch the archived event later on or show it to your students or teen advisory group. Check out the following list of titles from a few of our scheduled presenters—there are too many authors to include in just one list!
Help stem brain drain! For every voracious reader you have, there are three or four that won’t even want to touch a book this summer. For this group, you’ll need titles that challenge teens to pick them up, either through intriguing plot lines or evocative covers. Just be ready when they come back to library and say “I want another one just like this!”
Planning to catch this year’s American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Anaheim, CA? If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to make every second count. That’s why we’ve asked seven savvy librarians to give us the skinny on the top five sessions they plan to attend during the June 21–26 event. As you’ll see, they came up with an eclectic mix that’s bound to make nearby Disneyland’s power couple, Mickey and Minnie, a mere distraction.