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Doomed to Repeat It

Doomed to Repeat It: Diversity in Historical Fiction, YALSA YA Lit Symposium, November 7. Presenter: Melissa Rabey, panelists authors Christina Gonzalez and Ruta Sepetys. I love historical fiction. The book that made me fall for it was A Proud Taste for Scarlett and Miniver by E. L. Konigsburg; the same book that started a lifelong love [...]

Images and Issues Beyond the Dominant

Images and Issues Beyond the Dominant: Including Diversity in Your Graphic Novel Collection, YALSA YA Lit Symposium, November 6 Presenters: Robin Brenner, Francisca Goldsmith, Gina Gagliano I really enjoy working at a library for the blind and handicapped. One drawback? The collection is primarily audiobooks and Braille; so no graphic novel collection. Still, it’s a [...]

Heroes in International Literature

And another report from the YA Lit Symposium! Today’s YALSA YA Lit Symposium program being highlighted is Heroes In International Literature, November 6, presented by Rosemary Chance and Teri Lesesne. What attracted me to attending this panel was the focus — not books published in the US about other countries, but rather books from other countries published in [...]

Bill Morris Luncheon: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

The Bill Morris Author Luncheon, YALSA YA Lit Symposium, November 6. The Bill Morris Author Luncheon is named for William C. Morris, yes, the same Morris of the Book Award for a YA Debut Award. It’s all part of the Morris Endowment. The featured speaker was Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, author of Bad News for Outlaws: [...]

Connecting Religious Teens With Literature

Connecting Religious Teens with Literature, YALSA YA Lit Symposium, November 6 Presenters: Sarah Holtkamp, Jennifer Lowe Holtkamp and Lowe, librarians from Tinley Park Public Library, Illinois, explained their library, and their community, and how that led them to this topic. The books that were discussed were varied. In the links below is Holtkamp’s and Lowe’s [...]

Celebramos Libros

And another report from the YA Lit Symposium! Celebramos Libros: Celebrating Latino Literature, YALSA YA Lit Symposium, November 6 Presenters: Janie Flores, Rosemary Chance, Margarita Engle, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Teri Lesesne Janie Flores, a librarian from the Rio Grande Valley, began by speaking about how, growing up, she didn’t have books to read that featured [...]

Meet Them Where They Are

So, the posts you have been waiting for — my reports from the YALSA Lit Symposium, November 5 – 7, 2010. Let’s start with the preconference! Meet Them Where They Are & Open The Door: Urban Teens, Street Lit, and Readers Advisory Preconference, YALSA Lit Symposium, November 5: Megan Honig, Beth Saxton, Sofia Quintero “Street [...]

YA Lit Symposium

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Today, I leave for the YALSA 2010 Young Adult Literature Symposium. While I haven’t made up my mind about the programs I will be attending, I signed up for three extras. First, the Friday preconference Meet Them Where They Are and Open the Door: Urban Teens, Street Lit, and Reader’s Advisory. Second, the Bill Morris Memorial [...]