Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2013«

Last Call!!

September 30, 2013


YALSA is collecting volunteer forms through Oct. 1st for book and media selection committees that begin work on Feb. 1, 2014.  If you have experience evaluating and selecting young adult literature and would be interested in lending your time and talents to YALSA, please fill out the online form:  To learn more about what […]


September 26, 2013


The following are a few good ways to get involved in the dynamic world of YA. ALAN, the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE, is seeking applicants for the position of editor of their journal, The ALAN Review.  To apply, interested persons should submit the following: a letter of application detailing qualifications for the […]

Save the Date

September 24, 2013

Comments Off on Save the Date

Honoring author Virginia Hamilton, this 30th conference reflects a commitment to promoting cultural awareness and affirming cultural pride while addressing the array of issues which surround the concept of culture. The conference is held each April at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Facebook: Twitter: @KentStateSLIS

Sunday Morning Reads

September 22, 2013


This post would have been up hours ago if I hadn’t been having Internet issues. Service just shouldn’t be so intermittent in one’s own home. I’m just sayin’ This may have been my last visit to the garden. I was surprised with a head of cabbage that I missed in previous visits and green peppers […]

Wednesday’s Harvest

September 18, 2013


It’s really hard to believe it was 97 degrees last week when we’re having 30 degree nights this week. The garden is definitely winding down. I’m hoping for a red tomato or two but probably will get the last few green tomatoes, some rutabagas and whatever other surprises are left. One draw back to having […]

Zora Neale Hurston Award

September 16, 2013

Comments Off on Zora Neale Hurston Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Zora Neale Hurston Award offered by the American Library Association Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). This annual award, founded in 2008, is given to an ALA member who has demonstrated leadership in promoting African American literature. To further the professional development of the winner so that […]

September 15, 2013

Comments Off on

The Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress will honor Sonia Manzano for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano (Scholastic) with the America’s Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Program on Monday 23 September in Washington DC. First Book made headlines this […]

Saturday Trailer: Zero Fade

September 14, 2013


What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Set in the early 90s when zero fade haircuts and Arsenio Hall were part of the lives of all the cool people, YA readers in 2013 will be amazed at how things recycle and how life’s basic messages never really change. When asked why feature the […]

Saturday Trailers: MG and younger YA

September 7, 2013

Comments Off on Saturday Trailers: MG and younger YA

What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Books for middle graders and younger YA readers can be so enjoyable! The fun and adventure of life is still there, too soon to be replaced by the grit, horror and pain of aliens, vampires, classmates and just plain life. MG books often handle life’s complexities […]