Young Adult Library Services

Volume 7, Number 4, Summer 2009

From the Editor
RoseMary Honnold

From the President
Sarah Cornish Debraski

The View from ALA

Banned BooksWeek: Celebrating Your (and Your Teens!) Freedom to Read
By Ken Petrilli

YALSA Perspectives

Help Shape YALSA’s Future
By Paula Brehm-Heeger

YALSA’s Baker & Taylor Conference Award
By Geri Diorio and Christopher Shoemaker

Fabulous Films for Young Adults
By Susan Wray

Student Perspective

YA Q&A Expert Advice on Tough Teen Services Questions
By Carlie Webber

Best Practices

Project Morph
Bringing Fashion Rehab to Los Angeles Library Teens
By Monique Delatte

Stinky Fish and Tossed Eggs
Science Programming on the Cheap
By Brannigan Cheney and Sarah Lovato

Easing the Pain of the Classics
By Katie Porteus

Hot Spot: Teen ReadWeekTM

Joining Forces with Teachers for an Unreal Teen ReadWeek
By Jennifer Maede

Break Through to the Other Side
Get Adult Services Staff to Buy Into Teen ReadWeek
By Carla Land

Change Your Reality
Teen Read Week Programs for a Better World
By Elizabeth Saxton

Special Supplement

The Young Adult Literature Symposium Paper Presentations

Accept the Universal Freak Show
By Angie Manfredi

Are You There God? It’s Me, Manga
Manga as an Extension of Young Adult Literature
By Lisa Goldstein and Molly Phelan

Bullies, Gangs, and Books for Young Adults
By Stan Steiner and Ben Steiner

The Age of ______?
Using Young Adult Literature to Make Sense of the Contemporary World
By Thomas Philion

Professional Resources

The YALSA Update

Guidelines for Authors

Index to Advertisers

Index to Volume 7