Table of Contents

From the Editor 

From the President


Book Club Beginnings 
Gwen Schedler
The 411 Is Now the Shiznit:  Popular Culture and Teens
Kimberlee Ried and Kaite Mediatore

Powering Up with Print, Ten Best Practices 
Patrick Jones

Annual Conference Highlights

Slam This! Poetry for and with Teens: A YALSA Preconference
Jana Fine

Living in the Salad Bowl:  Serving Immigrant Teens
Kevin Scanlon and Lisa Youngblood

Freedom to Fantasize
James Cook and Connie Rockman

President’s Program, Writing on the Wall: Encouraging Creative Teens
Michael Cart

Award Speeches

Margaret A. Edwards Award Speech:  Nancy Garden
Michael L. Printz Award Speech:  Aidan Chambers
Michael L. Printz Honor Speech:  Nancy Farmer

Michael L. Printz Honor Speech:  Garret Freymann-Weyr

Michael L. Printz Honor Speech:  Jack Gantos
Novel Approaches: The Mythical 100-Page Book
Alden Carter
Authors Write about Survival
Jana Fine
The Importance of Kinship As Perceived in Three Coretta Scott King Award Books Protagonists Surviving the Loss of Family
Cora P. Dunkley
You Asked for It!  Publishers Respond
Judy Nelson
In Memoriam: A Resolution for Paul Zindel
Index to Advertisers

The Update

Author Guidelines