Yesterday, the multi-talented members of the Margaret A. Edwards Committee (BSP, since I am one along with Eliza Dresang, Mary Hastler {chair}, Terry Young and Ruth)met to deliberate on the 2007 winner. Consensus was reached early and easily and the winner was notified via phone. I cannot tell you who the recipient will be, but tune in to the live web cast Monday morning and be prepared to be delighted.

Last night I attended the USBBY session with Terry Trueman who had the audience laughing so hard at such a late hour. He regaled us with stories and read from his forthcoming novel, SEVEN DAYS AT THE HOT CORNER. It debuts in Spring from HarperCollins who was nice enough to bring him to ALA in Seattle to share his passion with us.

Today is a day of meetings. Off to meet colleagues and make plans for annual.

Posted by Teri Lesesne

About 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.

One Thought on “Friday at ALA

  1. Teri, please please please report ASAP on Monday regarding the awards. I try to announce by the end of the school day the awards that are relavent to our students.
    Thanks for keeping those of us current who can’t go with your news.

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