For immediate release | April 15, 2013

United for Libraries to present ‘Journey of a Young Adult Book – From Writer to Reader’ at Book Expo America

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries and Algonquin Books will present “Journey of a Young Adult Book: From Writer to Reader” at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30 in Room 1E16 at Book Expo America.

Jennifer Brown, interim director of the Center for Children’s Literature at the Bank Street College of Education and children’s editor of Shelf Awareness, will moderate a discussion among the key people involved in the creation, publishing and marketing of a book.

Author Sara Farizan ("If You Could Be Mine," Algonquin Young Readers), along with Elise Howard, editor and publisher for Algonquin Young Readers, and Eileen Lawrence, director of marketing for Algonquin Young Readers, will discuss the process of writing a young adult book, finding an agent and getting a book published and making it available to bookstores and libraries.

Librarians, educators, Friends of the Library, Trustees and Foundations are invited to attend Book Expo America, held May 29 to June 1 at the Javits Center in New York, for a special discounted rate of $104. This rate is valid through May 15, 2013. To register, visit Visit United for Libraries at BEA at booth 2766.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



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