YALSA’s 56th birthday is just a week away on June 24! As you probably know, choosing the perfect birthday card can be difficult. Not too sentimental, nor too sarcastic, the perfect balance is hard to find. If you are looking for the right message to send on Monday, please consider one of these cards (that, unfortunately, do not exist) inspired by our favorite books.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Front: Happy birthday! We would like to cordially invite you to attend Hogwarts!
Inside: Unfortunately we sent your original letter by owl and Errol is so slow it took 45 years to get to you.
Front: Another year, another tesserae!
Inside: Good luck in the reaping!
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Front: Congratulations to you and your cohort!
Inside: Have a colorful year!
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Front: Forty years ago you chose to join Abnegation…
Inside: so we gave your birthday present to someone else.
Game by Barry Lyga
Front: Don’t worry, I’ll help keep your true age a secret…
Inside: Trust me, I know how to get rid of a body.
Donate today and become a Friend of YALSA. Your support helps build scholarships, grants and stipends for librarians and library workers. All Friends of YALSA are invited to a cocktail hour, hosted by Bloomsbury Children’s Books, before the Michael L. Printz Program and Reception during ALA’s Annual Conference on July 1st from 5:30-7:30pm in the Columbus AB room of the Hyatt Regency Chicago.