Signings, free books at the YALSA Booth at Midwinter

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist, YALSA

(312) 280-2128

For Immediate Release,

January 8, 2008

Signings, free books at the YALSA Booth at Midwinter

CHICAGO -The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), invites members and ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees to stop by the YALSA Booth, #435, in the Exhibits Hall at the ALA Midwinter Meeting for a number of events, including a book signing with Holly Black, author of the popular fantasy series The Spiderwick Chronicles and the Modern Faerie Tales.

Black, whose novel "Valient: A Modern Tale of Faerie" is nominated for the 2008 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list, will sign in the YALSA Booth, #435, from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, courtesy of Teen Read Week

Promotional Partner Simon & Schuster. The first 60 attendees at the signing will receive a free copy of one of Black's books.

Booth visitors can also learn more about YALSA and Teen Tech Week

(TTW), March 2-8, 2008, as well as pick up freebies from YALSA, 2008 Teen Tech Week Corporate Sponsor Dungeons and Dragons and 2008 Teen Read Week Promotional Partner Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - the YALSA Booth is the only place to find an advanced reading copy of Little, Brown's "Ghostgirl: Rest in Popularity" by Tonya Hurley. Visitors can also enter to win a basket of TTW products from TTW Promotional Partner ALA Graphics.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks 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,