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11 September 2012 @ 08:22 pm
A IS FOR ALAN  
ALAN

Are you a member of ALAN? The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE is one of the best bargains in the field of adolescent literacy. Membership (the form for joining is here: http://community.alan-ya.org/communities/resources/viewdocument/?DocumentKey=73ec6e55-c059-4491-affa-e4f11b5e1d4e) is $20 a year. That entitles members to copies of THE ALAN REVIEW, a journal which features interviews with authors, reviews of books, and insightful analysis of various aspects of adolescent literacy.

And then there is the workshop. The Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week, after the NCTE conference is over, ALAN begins its two day workshop with a host of authors and experts talking about YA books and reading and literacy. This year's speakers include:
Shannon Hale, Princess Academy, Courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys, Courtesy of Scholastic
Rae Carson, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Courtesy of Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins Publishers
Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue, Courtesy of Penguin Young Readers Group
Charlie Price, Desert Angel, Courtesy of Macmillan
Paul Griffin, Burning Blue, Courtesy of Dial/Penguin Young Readers Group
Todd Strasser, Kill You Last, Courtesy of Egmont
Robin Wasserman, The Book of Blood and Shadow, Courtesy of Random House
David Lubar, Beware the Ninja Weenies, and Other Warped and Creepy Tales, Courtesy of TOR
Seth Rudetsky, My Awful Popularity Plan, Courtesy of Random House
Joe Schreiber, Perry's European Playlist, Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Joan Bauer, Almost Home, Courtesy of Penguin Young Readers Group
Xavier Garza, Maximilian: The Mystery of the Guardian Angel, Courtesy of Cinco Puntos
Amy Gordon, The Shadow Collector's Apprentice, Courtesy of Holiday House
Stacey Kade, Body & Soul, Courtesy of Hyperion
Sharon G. Flake, Takedown, Courtesy of Scholastic
Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Courtesy of HarperCollins
Ilike Merey, a & e forever, Courtesy of Lethe Press
Julie Anne Peters, Our Prom (So Deal With It), Courtesy of Little, Brown
Leslea Newman, October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard,Courtesy of Candlewick

And that is just the morning line up for Monday! Here is a link with information on how to register:

http://community.alan-ya.org/ALANYA/Blogs/BlogViewer/?BlogKey=77d6a7e6-2b57-4b6b-b9ef-cb59fdf70144


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