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All Friends of YALSA are cordially invited to a reception honoring Michael L. Printz winner, Nick Lake. Join us at this wonderful 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.

Unable to attend yourself? Gift your invitation to someone else so they can meet this amazing author and learn more about YALSA. Help introduce someone to an award-winning author, and a fabulous organization at the same time.

YALSA’s 56th birthday is quickly approaching. Help support YALSA and YALSA members by becoming a Friend of YALSA. Beyond this amazing reception, Friends of YALSA will also  enjoy reserved seating at the Printz and Edwards Receptions at ALA’s Annual Conference. Friends members in the Gold and Platinum circles will also be invited to small, intimate reception with Margaret A. Edwards winner Tamora Pierce.

The Cornish HenIf you are staying at home but still want to get involved, help us spread the word about YALSA’s birthday! Make a YALSA birthday cake and post it to YALSA’s Facebook page by Monday, May 17. The best baker will win their choice of an amazing apron from The Cornish Hen’s Etsy Shop. You could theme your cake around Nick Lake’s amazing book In Darkness, and check out our Pinterest board for amazing Haitian ingredients and recipes. Or if you feeling a little more local, throw a Blue and Orange party for YALSA with ideas from this Pinterest board.

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