In this podcast listen to IA school librarian Joel Shoemaker interview Micheal L. Printz Award winners Terry Trueman and Gene Yang in a celebration of teen reading, teen publishing, and the Printz Award.’  The audio begins with Joel Shoemaker introducing the program to audience members.

In the audio you will hear Trueman and Yang talk about their lives as authors and about what the winning of the Printz Award has meant to their lives and careers.

Trueman talks specifically about how life events have an impact on his writing.

Yang discusses his drawing process.

The authors also answer questions submitted by audience member including questions about their own teen reading behaviors, embarrassing high school moments, what the authors are currently working on, how to get teens into the habit of reading for pleasure, and writing for boys.

Thanks to Terry Trueman and Gene Yang for permission to post the audio.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

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