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The annual ALAN workshop occurs at the end of the National Council of Teachers of English conference, this year in NYC. The 2 day workshop features over 50 authors, a few educators, and others who pull together to celebrate the rich field of YA literature. There are plenty of YALSA folks here: Mary Burkey, Jamie Watson, Joni Bodart, Bonnie Kunzel, Mary Arnold, and more. Today we listened so far to Chris Curtis, Helen Hemphill, Alan Sitomer, Simon Boughton, Kathleen Jeffries Johnson with Laurie Halse Anderson and others to come.

Next year, NCTE and ALAN is in San Antonio. Hope to see some of you there.

I hope all of you saw the Amazon Top Ten YA books. Here is the tiny URL:


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.

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