Join the Walden Award Committee!

Are you knowledgeable about YA books? Are you a classroom teacher or a librarian or a university professor? Do you have the time to read more books? Would you like to serve on a committee that evaluates YA books to determine the winner of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award?

If you answered YES to these questions, complete the application to be considered as a Walden Committee member. (For more information about the Walden Award, please see our page here.)

Applications for the next committee are now being accepted. Please download the application form here and submit your completed application to the ALAN executive secretary (instructions and email address included in the form).

Digital Versions of TAR Columns

With the newest issue of The Alan Review, we are pleased to offer digital versions of the three regular columns appearing in each issue. To increase ease of access to additional resource materials, these digital versions include active hyperlinks for all Internet and web references in each article.

To check out these inaugural columns, you can access the listing on this page. In the future, all digital articles will be posted to the Columns page for The Alan Review (accessed under the "Publications & Info link in the navigation bar above).

Join Us for the 2014 ALAN Workshop!

The 2014 ALAN Workshop will be held in National Harbor, MD (outside of Washington, DC) November 24-25. As always, the workshop will feature exciting young adult authors and titles as well as breakout sessions for a wide variety of interests. We have posted a preliminary schedule for the workshop which you can view by clicking here.

Registration is currently open for this year's workshop. NCTE handles the registration through their web site, and instructions and a link are located on this page.


About ALAN

The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) promotes communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in adolescent literature, presents programs and conferences on this subject, promotes and increases the number of articles and publications devoted to it and integrates the efforts of all those with an interest in this literature.

You can find a list of officers and directors in the organization at this page.


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Hello,I'm new to ALAN online, but I have read, taught, and enjoyed young adult literature for many years. I'm going to teach a young adult literature college class to teachers next summer, and I'd like to know what novels and informational texts you…Continue

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Started by Beth Fehlbaum. Last reply by David Macinnis Gill Aug 15, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi! I'm thrilled that my proposal has been accepted. YAY! But I need to know if presenters are expected to register/pay for the ALAN activities. Outside of our own travel & hotel, what other expenses would a panel of authors be expected to…Continue

Has anyone received their official notification about the author break-out panels starting Nov. 25?

Started by Beth Fehlbaum. Last reply by Beth Fehlbaum Jul 29, 2013. 4 Replies

I'm glad I already booked my hotel & flight when I was told that my panel made it on; however, several people on my panel have been waiting for us to receive the official notice, and it has not come out yet. I don't even know if I am supposed to…Continue

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