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Are You Headed to AASL next Weekend?

If you plan to attend the AASL National Conference in Hartford, CT next week, I hope you will consider attending the Adult Books for Teen Readers author panel, moderated by yours truly. This is a concurrent session scheduled for Saturday at 1pm in the Marriott C.

Four fabulous authors are on the panel. All of them have been reviewed and discussed here, and all have appeared on our Best of the Year lists and/or won and Alex Award. (Oh, wait. In one case, we have yet to see!)  They are:

Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians and The Magician King

Laura Harrington, author of Alice Bliss

Brooke Hauser, author of New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys for Immigrant Teens

Kimberly McCreight, author Reconstructing Amelia

We will discuss crossover, young adult reader appeal, themes in young adult literature and  more. If you have a question for one of our authors, bring it with you!  If you cannot attend, please share your question in the comments here and I will do my best to work it into the conversation. I plan to report back here about the session.


Angela Carstensen About Angela Carstensen

Angela Carstensen is Head Librarian and an Upper School Librarian at Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City. Angela served on the Alex Awards committee for four years, chairing the 2008 committee, and chaired the first YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adult committee in 2009. Recently, she edited Outstanding Books for the College Bound: Titles and Programs for a New Generation (ALA Editions, 2011). Contact her via Twitter @AngeReads.