ALAN Real Quick Picks – April 2016

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Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo (Random House, 2016) Harper Scott is so caught up in her plan to join the San Francisco Ballet that when she doesn’t make the cut, she runs away to an internship at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. … Continued

Thanks to the Goddess

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For the last five years ALAN has received the many blessings of the Goddess of YA Literature, Teri Lesesne. Teri is stepping down in January at the end of her five-year term. As Executive Director, she managed the day-to-day affairs of ALAN, … Continued

2015 ALAN Reception Information

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Join your favorite author at the ALAN Reception! Sunday, November 22 5:30 to 7 p.m. Seasons Room Minneapolis Convention Center This event is invitation only for ALAN attendees. Please RSVP here: Please also make sure to bring your badge. … Continued

November 24, 2015 10:40-1:50

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10:40 – 11:05 EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN Participants: Alex Flinn (@Alex_Flinn) Courtesy of HarperCollins Children’s Books A.G. Howard (@aghowardwrites) Courtesy of Abrams Books Samantha Mabry (@samanthamabry) Courtesy of Algonquin Young Readers Margaret Peterson Haddix (@MPHaddix) Courtesy of Simon & … Continued

November 24, 2015 8:10-10:25

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8:10 – 8:35 IN CONVERSATION Participants: Laurie Halse Anderson (@halseanderson) Courtesy of Penguin Young Readers Group Moderator: Mark Letcher (@m_letcher) Lewis University, Romeoville, IL   8:35 – 9:00 GENRE B(L)ENDING: REVOLUTIONIZING FORM AND FUNCTION Participants: Kathleen Baldwin (@KatBaldwin) Courtesy of … Continued

November 23, 2015 2:55-4:25

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2:55 – 3:25 REAL TOUGH TOPICS FOR REAL TEENS Participants: Ellen Hopkins (@ellenhopkinsya) Courtesy of Simon & Schuster, Inc. J. J. Johnson (@JJJohnsonAuthor) Courtesy of Peachtree Publishers Emery Lord (@emerylord) Courtesy of Bloomsbury Children’s Books Carrie Mesrobian (@CarrieMesrobian) Courtesy of … Continued

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