Teen Read Week is officially October 16 through 22, but at The Hub, YALSA is celebrating all month long with 31 Days of Authors. On each day in October, The Hub will bring you author interviews and profiles and reflections on what YALSA-recognized books have meant to its writers and readers.

Today’s entry salutes Edwards Award winner Terry Pratchett (and Stephen Briggs, who narrates many of his audiobooks); the series kicked off this weekend with Courtney Summers, Gordon Korman, and Cassandra Clare.

So bookmark http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/tag/31-days-of-authors and check in every day to see who we’re featuring and add your own reflections in the comments!

Hello readers! As many of you may already know, YALSA is at work on launching a new blog dedicated to young adult literature. While our award winning YALSA blog will still be the place to turn for great posts about young adult librarianship, advocacy, YALSA, and more, this new blog will be solely focused on young adult literature.

The Hub, as it will be called, will be your stop for interesting posts, interviews, links, and more about the world of ya lit. One of the ways the new blog supports YALSA’s Strategic Plan is by promoting and supporting YALSA’s awards and lists.’  In addition to original content it will also connect readers to sites, videos, podcasts, and images relevant to teen literature already on the web.’  You can read the original announcement here.

If you are a YALSA member and interested in writing for the blog, please contact me, Sarah Debraski, at slcornish@gmail.com.’  Thanks, and I’ll see you at The Hub!

Sarah Debraski
Literature Blog Manager