We have two new columns recently released: Under the Radar and ALAN Picks have both been updated. Check out the links (above, under the Publications & Info tab) for reviews of some great new titles in young adult literature.
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 position and the applicant’s vision for the journal, a current vita, one sample of published writing, and a letter of general support from appropriate administrators at the applicant’s institution. Classroom teachers are eligible and encouraged to apply. Applications should be sent via email, using the subject line, ALAN Editor, to Teri Lesesne, Executive Director of ALAN (AlanExecutiveSecretary@gmail.com). Please send files as Word attachments. Applications must be received no later than October 1, 2013. Finalist interviews will be conducted at the NCTE conference in Boston.
Click here for further information about the position from ALAN’s Policy & Procedure Manual.
Jeff Kaplan is working on the final stages of the 2013 Workshop in Boston, our 40th birthday. I have registered, booked my hotel and flight, and am anxious for November to arrive. Hope all of you are planning to come and celebrate with us. Walter Dean Myers is the ALAN Breakfast speaker. Jack Gantos and Chris Crutcher are the keynote speakers for Monday and Tuesday respectively. I hate to name drop, but here are some itials of confirmed authors: LHA, GLY, GH, JB, and JW. Have fun…Continue
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