I’ve written quite a bit about attending the ALAN conference, but never about ALAN. ALAN is the Assembly on Literacy for Adolescents. The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents is an independent assembly of NCTE. Founded in November 1973, ALAN is made up of teachers, authors, librarians, publishers, teacher-educators and their students, and others who are… Read More Do you ALAN?
Torrey Maldonado is an author and educator. His first MG/YA novel, Secret Saturdays was a 2011 ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selection. Torrey is also an advocate for literacy, education and young men of color. He recently agreed to the following interview and I think that you’ll be as amazed by his energy, optimism… Read More Male Monday: Torrey Maldonado
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is now accepting applications for the *Youth Scholar Academy (YSA)* <http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=71468103&msgid=741054&act=WT3B&c=631914&destination=http://www.i4rc.org/ysa.htm>. This program enables talented black male college students who aspire to careers in teaching to operate a summer enrichment program for high school boys. We encourage students interested in education to apply. YSA scholars spend two summers in… Read More Male Monday: Now accepting applications
title: My Name is Parvana author: Deborah Ellis date: Groundwood Press, 2012 main character: Parvana My name is Parvana is the final book in the Breadwinner series. While it feels more like Ellis is sharing an old friend with us rather than creating a new character, this book can be appreciated very much on its… Read More review: My Name is Parvana
I had high expectations for ALAN because I had such a fantastic time last year. I wasn’t so sure as things began. Things began to feel so different from last year! I wasn’t ever excited about the idea of Vegas for a YAlit conference and even more so after getting here. The overpowering smell in… Read More ALAN 2012