I also began reading and am about midway through one of the NBA finalists (and only in our circles would NBA have to do with a book and not with a BRAWL), THE LEGEND OF BUDDY MOSES. I can see this book as a wonderful lead in to MISSISSIPPI TRIAL, 1955, by Chris Crowe, as it relates the events of a fateful summer when Buddy Bush was accused of flirting with a white woman and placed in jail. It is, though, first and foremost, a story of a remarkable family. The story is told from the point of view of a young girl who sees the injustice in EVERYTHING, not just in how Buddy is treated but in how her mother treats her like a child as well.
The ALAN workshop concluded Tuesday with one of the most incredible sessions on sexual identity in YA literature. James Cook lead this panel that included Jacqueline Woodons, Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Brent Hartinger, and David Levithan. Standing ovations at the end, truly inspiring and motivating to all in attendance.
More about the conference later once I catch up on sleep and email and all the laundry. Happy reading to you, but wait until the tryptithan wears off before reading anything you might need to recall later.