Post-YALSA Conference Links Round-Up

9 Nov

Librarified summarizes myriad Young Adult Library Services Association conference panels. Click through to read a plethora of tips and heaps of encouragement!

Librarified also posted an edifying article about the history of Young Adult lit for adults reading YA.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association has just announced their new Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award. Read more about it on The “C” Word blog.

The School Library Journal (USA) has just started a review blog called Adult Books 4 Teens that (no surprise here), reviews books marketed to adults that teens may also enjoy.

Speaking of reading for pleasure, Gamine Expedition reviews a recent study about kids and teens reading for pleasure and the potential impact (or lack thereof) of e-books.

2010’s Booktrust Teenage Prize has been awarded to Gregory Hughes for his novel Unhooking the Moon.

Teens Read and Write is giving away three free copies of Paranormalcy (including to people/libraries outside the US!).

A quick PS: After searching fruitlessly, I finally came across a splatter-filled horror film that’s rated 15 (instead of 18), and that I can therefore show the horror-hungry teens (ages 15+) at my library. The film is, of course, the American horror-comedy, Zombieland!

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