Table of Contents

FROM THE EDITOR
Valerie A. Ott

THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Judy Nelson

Professional Perspectives

YALSA’s Advocacy Task Force
Rollie Welch (Testimonies collected by Charli Osborne)

Defending Intellectual Freedom
Barb Conkin

Teen Perspective

Teens’ Recommendations for Reluctant Readers  
Jessica Mize

Author Perspective

A Real Princess: An Interview with Meg Cabot
Paula Brehm-Heeger

Best Practices 

Reader’s Advisory by Proxy: Connecting Teens and Books through Positive Interactions with Parents and Caregivers
Heather Booth

Hot Spot:  Reader's Advisory

Street Lit: Emptying Teen Fiction Bookshelves in Philadelphia Public Libraries
Vanessa J. Morris, Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Denise E. Agosto, and Darren Cottman  

A Closer Look at Bibliotherapy
Jami Jones

The Power of Information: Creating a YA Nonfiction Collection
Karen M. Smith

Bridging the Gap
Proactive Approaches for Adults Working with Teens
Kimberly Bolan

Books that Help, Books that Heal:   Dealing with Controversy in Young Adult Literature
Joni Bodart

Teen Book Discussions Go Online
Cathy Rettberg

What I Have Learned from Teens on Teenreads.com
Carol Fitzgerald from Teenreads.com

FAQ Answered by the YA Galley Committee
Edith Cummings, Tracey Firestone, and Diane Monnier

Literature Surveys and Research

The Borderland Age and Borderline Books: The Early Practice of Youth Reader’s Advisory
Jennifer Burek Pierce

Professional Resource Reviews 

THE UPDATE

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS