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The Best Laid Plans

I Thought I was Going to Us this Space to Ask You About What Makes For Excellence in Books for Young Readers That is because I has been asked to serve on an important award jury. While I didn’t think I should solicit your views of eligible books, I thought this would make a perfect [...]

Teenagers, Libraries, the Digital Age

Why Pundits So Often Get the Future of Book Wrong Yesterday, I heard the YA novelist Sara Ryan sararyan.com/ in her  librarian mode give a presentation about teenagers to fellow librarians. As she spoke about teenagers, brain development, behavior, the use of libraries, she made two really important points: libraries serve a crucial need for teenagers — a [...]

Two Interesting Guys and What I’m Learning From Them

I Am On My Way to the Oregon Library Association where I am giving a talk on boys and reading. When I was out in Las Vegas, my host — Sue Hendricks of UNLV, told me about a power point presentation Dr. Bill McBride  www.entertaininganelephant.com/author.html  gave about boys, girls, reading, and brain research. I emailed him [...]