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.