YALS Volume 9, Number 3, Spring 2011

The View from ALA

The Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature Joins the ALA Youth Media Awards
By Lisa Johnston

Great Reads, Intriguing Characters: The Schneider Family Book Award Winners
By Barbara Klipper

YALSA Perspectives

YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction at Midwinter Meeting
By Pam Spencer Holley

Best Practices

Getting Diverse Books Into the Hands of Teen Readers: How Do We Do It?
By Neesha Meminger

Hot Spot: Awards

YALSA Announces 2011 Award Winners and Selected Booklists


Called to Judge: How Our YALSA Committee Experiences Prepped Us for Non-ALA Jury Service
By Francisca Goldsmith & Eva Volin

Discovering the Next Great YA Author: The William C. Morris YA Debut Award
By Angela Frederick

WARNING! This List Contains Drugs, Violence, Language, Sex, Abuse, and Some of the Most Amazing Things on the Planet! YALSA’s Quick Picks List
By Heather Gruenthal

Too Old? Too Young? Just Right? YALSA Award Winners and Selection List Possibilities for Middle School Aged Library Users
By Pam Spencer Holley


From the Editor
Sarah Flowers

From the President
Kim Patton

Professional Resources

Guidelines for Authors

Index to Advertisers

The YALSA Update