Tag Archives: ALAN

January 21, 2009 posted by Nikki

Are You An Artist? ALAN Wants You!

Taken straight from ALAN’s website:

“The Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee is seeking artists interested in submitting designs for the seal that will be affixed to winning and honor titles selected each year beginning this spring. Artistic submissions will be accepted from ALAN and non-ALAN members alike.

Any artistic medium is welcome, and we encourage artists to make the seal unique to the award and sponsor. Per Walden’s request, winning titles must possess a positive approach to life, widespread teen appeal, and literary merit. More information on Walden, her work, and the award may be found on the ALAN website. Please be sure your design also includes reference to both ALAN and NCTE and approximates the size of the models below.

Designs will be accepted through April 15 and should be sent to Wendy Glenn, AEWA Committee Chair, at 29 Cisar Road, Willington, CT, 06279 or wendy [dot] glenn [at] uconn [dot] edu.”

January 6, 2009 posted by Nikki

ALAN Pick’s 2009

As the title suggests, ALAN has released their picks of good reads for January this year. They are:

All We Know of Love by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Dark Dude
by Oscar Hijuelos
Mao’s Last Dancer
by Li Cunxin
Neptune’s Children
by Bonnie Dobkin
Princess Ben
by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
by Amanda Marrone
Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash by Wendelin Van Draanen
Swiss Mist by Randy Powell
Time’s Chariot
by Ben Jeapes
by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Wings: A Fairy Tale
by E. D. Baker

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December 11, 2008 posted by Nikki

Speak up about “Speak”

2009 marks the 10th Anniversary of Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Speak–a book that truly changed the face of Young Adult fiction. In celebration of this event, Penguin Young Readers Group is proud to be hosting a “Speak Up About Speak” campaign and is inviting members of the young adult literary community to share their thoughts on the novel and the important role it played in shaping YA literature.

Share a memory. Tell a story. Reveal the impact SPEAK had on you, your students, your colleagues, your friends. We invite you to “Speak Up About SPEAK”–take a moment on a break between sessions to be taped by Penguin’s video crew, stationed just outside Salon E. They’ll be there all day Monday, the first day of the workshop, no appointment necessary, just swing on by.