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  1. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Conversation with Nancy Werlin
    In the world of YA fiction, there's no one better than Nancy Werlin at sucking you into a suspenseful tale that will also lead you to reflect deeply on human nature. Tune in to hear Nancy discuss the appeal of dark stories and the inspiration for her newest novel, Extraordinary.
  2. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Conversation with Patricia McCormick
    While all YA authors focus in some way on the process of young people coming of age, very few do so with the depth and versatility you will find in the novels of Patricia McCormick. Tune in to hear the story behind her latest novel, Never Fall Down, the harrowing and heartbreaking account of Khmer Rouge survivor Arn Chorn-Pond.
  3. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Conversation with Rita Williams-Garcia
    It's rare to find historical fiction that weaves rich period detail into the lives of memorable and endearing characters, but Rita Williams-Garcia's middle-grade novels One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be Eleven do just that. Tune in to hear Rita explain how she drew on personal and historical contexts to develop her characters and tell their story. You'll also hear about her great love for her work and her commitment to spending as long as it takes to get the story right.
  4. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Conversation with Walter Dean Myers
    If there is anyone in the world of children's and young adult literature who could be described as a living legend, it's Walter Dean Myers. Tune in to hear how his own experiences as a reader have shaped his approach to storytelling, what he seeks to offer young people through his writing, and the thinking behind a select handful of his novels books that incorporate concepts as varied as magical realism, the social contract, and oral histories with our nation's war veterans.
  5. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Guide to Teen Book Awards
    This episode will introduce you to the newest winning titles as well as to ways of thinking about book awards as tools for navigating the world of books for teens.
  6. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    An Invitation to the ALAN Workshop
    Tune in to hear testimonials from a variety of this year's attendees. Some are relatively new to ALAN, while others have been involved for years. What they all have in common is a passion for the workshop and a willingness to talk about their experience with others.
  7. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Roundup of Teen Book Awards
    In the wake of the American Library Association's annual announcement of Youth Media Awards, tune in for a roundup of top young adult literature award winners from the past year. Jennifer will report on her favorite titles drawn from lists of the year's most distinguished books for teens
  8. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Second Look at The Hunger Games
    With a new movie version of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins' story of a dystopian world where children are forced to fight to the death on live television is set to reach an even broader audience. Tune in to hear about the seeds for The Hunger Games story, themes that distinguish the series as an important work of literature, and what the books have to offer teen readers.
  9. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Tribute to Patty Campbell
    Today's YA readers benefit from knowing the wise elders of our field: those who promoted, defended, and celebrated young adult literature when doing so was far less popular than it is now. Tune in to hear about Patty Campbell: teen services librarian, writer/critic, and significant influence on the field.
  10. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Books about Bullying
    Tune in to hear insights on bullying from bullying expert CJ Bott, author of The Bully in the Book and the Classroom and More Bullies in More Books. You'll also hear about a variety of fiction and nonfiction books for teens that explore the problem of bullying.

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