Table of Contents

From the Editor
Valerie Ott

From the President
Paula Brehm-Heeger

YALSA Perspectives
Guidelines for Library Services to Teens
Sarah Flowers

New Award Honors First-Time Authors
Valerie A. Ott

School Library Perspectives
To Kindle or Just Burst into Flame?
C. D. McLean

The View from ALA
YALSA’s @ your library Advocacy Campaign
Ma’Lis Wendt and Ian Rosenoir

Best Practices
Go Ahead: Judge a Book By Its Cover
Darcy Lohmiller

Hot Spot: 2008 Awards
Geraldine McCaughrean Wins Michael L. Printz Award

Orson Scott Card Receives Margaret A. Edwards Award

Jazz Wins First-Ever Odyssey Award

Alex Awards

Best Books for Young Adults

Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults

Selected Videos and DVDs

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Looking at the BBYA and the QP Lists: Three Myths and Three Realities
Stacy Creel-Chavez

Literature Surveys & Research
Sex Education and the American Public Library: A Study of Collection Development, Reference Services, and Programming for Young Adults
Rebecca J. Cohen

Guidelines for Authors

Index to Advertisers

The YALSA Update