Author Susan Eloise Hinton will speak at the ALAN Breakfast on Saturday, November 19th, in Atlanta. S.E. Hinton’s debut novel, The Outsiders, written when she was a teenager, changed the course of young adult literature and remains a favorite with students almost five decades later.
“Given the theme of this year’s workshop, Innovators, Visionaries, and Rebels: Celebrating Risk Takers in Young Adult Literature, we could not be more honored to host S.E. Hinton, one of the original innovators in our field,” said ALAN President Jennifer Buehler. “As many others have said for many years, Hinton’s vision for a new realistic fiction changed the course of literature for teens. As we look ahead to the 50th anniversary of The Outsiders, the ALAN Breakfast will be an occasion to hear from one of our most respected and revered YA authors. We can’t wait.”
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the author of this classic YA novel. The ALAN Breakfast is an add-on registration that is open to all attendees at NCTE, not just ALAN members, so be sure to watch the NCTE website for registration information later this year and sign up as soon as possible.