It is tough to make everyone happy when there are 400+ folks. But, despite the complaints about NOT getting the ONE book t=they wanted, most attendees were thrilled with the number of books. And the speakers. It is an embarrassment of riches. We are one of the best kept secrets, so I am letting you in on it now. Come to DC next year. Come the Monday of Thanksgiving week for the first day of ALAN. Stay for Tuesday (cuz I already know who will be the closing speaker and you do NOT want to miss it). This is where readers will be, where teachers who love YA books will be, where the BEST and brightest authors will be.
Come to ALAN.