The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) are pleased to share that Elizabeth Wein, author of 2013 Printz Honor book Code Name Verity, will be speaking at the USBBY Program, co-sponsored by YALSA, at ALA Annual on Saturday, June 29th 4:30-5:30.

Along with every other “best of” and award list, we are proud that Code Name Verity was included on the USBBY Outstanding International Books (OIB) list for 2013.

Wein's presentation, “True Migration: Distance, Time, and the Writer's Journey” takes a look at her life, born in New York City, moved to England at the age of three, lived in Jamaica, and then Pennsylvania, and questions how a lifetime of travel and living abroad have influenced both her worldview and her writing.'  She has lived in Scotland since the year 2000 and her children hold dual citizenship between the US and the UK.

About Maggie Melson

Children's and Teen librarian at the St. Charles City-County Library District. Currently the YALSA representative on the United States Board on Books for Young People.

One Thought on “Elizabeth Wein to Speak at USBBY Program at ALA Annual

  1. This is by far the event I'm most looking forward to at Annual. Her talk sounds fascinating. See you there!

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