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