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April 16, 2014

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YALSA’s YA Lit Symposium Considers Fandom, Contemporary Fiction and Transmedia

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What are the next big trends for teenage readers? Fandom, contemporary fiction, Australian lit, and transmedia, according to experts leading panels on these subjects at the third biennial YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium in St. Louis, MO, held November 4-6.

The YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium Hones in on Social Reading and Classics vs. Contemporary

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About 500 librarians gathered in St. Louis for YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium to discuss social reading within Ereaders, apps such as Inkling, Kno, and Subtext, and which contemporary books teens will be reading in the 2057.