Table of Contents

Summer 2007

From the Editor
Sarah Flowers

From the President
Judy Nelson

YALSA Perspective
Fifty Years of YALSA—and Reading for the Fun of It!
Mary Arnold

What Members Want
Sarah Flowers

Teen Perspectives
Teens and Reading: My Flamingnet Perspective
Seth Cassel

The View from ALA
Spectrum Scholars Celebrate Ten Years

Author Perspectives
The Power of Words: An Interview with Brian James
Dominique McCafferty

Best Practices
A New Mantra: An Interview with Michael Stephens
Meg Canada

Building Teen Communities Online: Listen, Listen, and Listen
CD McLean

Gaming in Libraries 2.0
Katherine Makens

Hot Spot: LOL @ your library®
Teen Read Week™ Collaboration
Megan Fink

Get Out the Vote for Teens’ Top Ten
Diane P. Monnier and Diane Tuccillo

Audiobooks that Tickle the Funny Bone
Francisca Goldsmith

Looking for the Comic in Graphic Novels? Try These Humorous Reads for Teens!
Dawn Rutherford

Reading—It’s Not Just about Books
Linda W. Braun

LOL on Screen
Robyn Lupa

Got Laughs? Programs @ your library
Nichole Pereira

Literature Surveys and Research
Early Adolescents’ Reading Habits
Stacy L. Creel

Professional Materials

Guidelines for Authors

Index to Advertisers

The YALSA Update