For immediate release | June 4, 2010

Get the facts on YA nonfiction from YALSA’s Aug. 19 webinar

CHICAGO - Nonfiction written for teens is a fast-growing area of young adult literature. Find out the latest and greatest in YA nonfiction — and how to get it into teens’ hands — during YALSA’s Back to the Facts: YA Nonfiction webinar. The webinar will take place at 2 p.m. EDT Aug. 19. Registration is now open at
Host Angela Carstensen, who chaired the first YALSA’s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults committee in 2010, will discuss how to collect and evaluate YA nonfiction, highlighting recent award-winning and other excellent nonfiction titles and discussing how the development of ebooks might affect the future of nonfiction. Participants will also learn about recommended review sources, as well as blogs, authors and publishers to watch.
Webinars cost $39 for individual YALSA members and $49 for all other individuals. Registration is open at YALSA also offers a group rate of $195, available by contacting Eve Gaus, YALSA’s program officer for continuing education, at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5293.
For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,


Stephanie Kuenn