While I did not spend much time at the exhibits due to other commitments, I did bring home some ARCs to read. I spent most of the flight back to Houston reading TENDER MORSELS. I hope to finish the book this weekend. However, more than books, I brought back with me some terrific memories and some valuable information.

At the GOT TWEENS AND TEENS? preconference, both Jon Scieszka and Bruce Hale confirmed what I already knew about boys and books. Conversations with participants proved that we all do recall traumatic, tragic, and joyous events from those early years. Discussions with colleagues from the Odyssey Committee verified that audio is alive and well, especially at ALA.

Conference in not only the time and opportunity to score books, it is a time for sharing information with friends and colleagues, for attending informative sessions, for side conversations that blossom into ideas for new postings, and so much more.

Thanks to all the YALSA staff for their planning and preparation. The conference ran smoothly because of their hard work. It is time to fill out those Volunteer Forms, folks. Come and work with YALSA as we continue to help tweens and teens find the books that will impact their lives.

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 “Home Again But With Much More To Read & Digest

  1. Hi,

    I grew up as a reluctant reader. Now I write action-adventures & mysteries, especially for boys 8 and up, that kids hate to put down. My web site is at http://www.maxbooks.9k.com and my Books for Boys blog is at http://booksandboys.blogspot.com
    Ranked by Accelerated Reader

    Max Elliot Anderson

    Read about my message to kids in a bottle: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/5/prweb983364.htm

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