Young Adult Library Services

Volume 7, Number 4, Summer 2009

From the Editor

RoseMary Honnold

From the President

Sarah Cornish Debraski

The View from ALA

Banned BooksWeek: Celebrating Your (and Your Teens!) Freedom to Read

By Ken Petrilli

YALSA Perspectives

Help Shape YALSA’s Future

By Paula Brehm-Heeger

YALSA’s Baker & Taylor Conference Award

By Geri Diorio and Christopher Shoemaker

Fabulous Films for Young Adults

By Susan Wray

Student Perspective

YA Q&A Expert Advice on Tough Teen Services Questions

By Carlie Webber

Best Practices

Project Morph

Bringing Fashion Rehab to Los Angeles Library Teens

By Monique Delatte

Stinky Fish and Tossed Eggs

Science Programming on the Cheap

By Brannigan Cheney and Sarah Lovato

Easing the Pain of the Classics

By Katie Porteus

Hot Spot: Teen ReadWeekTM

Joining Forces with Teachers for an Unreal
Teen ReadWeek

By Jennifer Maede

Break Through to the Other Side

Get Adult Services Staff to Buy Into Teen ReadWeek

By Carla Land

Change Your Reality

Teen Read Week Programs for a Better World

By Elizabeth Saxton

Special Supplement

The Young Adult Literature Symposium Paper Presentations

Accept the Universal Freak Show

By Angie Manfredi

Are You There God? It’s Me, Manga

Manga as an Extension of Young Adult Literature

By Lisa Goldstein and Molly Phelan

Bullies, Gangs, and Books for Young Adults

By Stan Steiner and Ben Steiner

The Age of ______?

Using Young Adult Literature to Make Sense of the Contemporary World

By Thomas Philion

Professional Resources

The YALSA Update

Guidelines for Authors

Index to Advertisers

Index to Volume 7