after the ball is over….

Okay, so maybe some of you do not recognize the lyric from an old song, but I meant it to lead into this observation about the aftermath of the Midwinter Conference. Here we all are more than a week later and folks are still buzzing about the awards. I was at a school today hosting a visit from author Christopher Paul Curtis. At lunch he was telling us how much he loved the Newbery winner and asking for input about the other award winners he might read next.

On yalsa-bk, the talk is of ARCs brought back from Seattle. We have, apparently, moved on to the books for 2008 awards.

And just as a non-sequitur, last week more than 150 secondary English teachers attended a YA session at the state English conference here in Texas. It seems YA is back and yalsa-bk provides a forum for us to talk about books and teens.

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Teri Lesesne

I am a professor of YA lit in the department of library science at SHSU in Texas. I am an active YALSA member, an author of two professional books, a blogger, and a grandmother of 6. I am on the Printz 2010 Committee and the YALS Editorial Board currently. I have also served on the QP, Edwards, and Odyssey Committees.