Author Archive: Lisa Krok

Author KaeLyn Rich and her new book Girls Resist! at the YA Coffee Klatch, an event sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and held during the 2018 ALA Annual Meeting and Exhibition June 24

YA Coffee Klatch

June 24, 2018

The discussion at table #20 commenced with a visit from author Cynthia Leitich Smith, who is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation. Cynthia discussed her forthcoming book Hearts Unbroken (Candlewick, 2018). She describes it as a book with diverse characters in a high school musical. It is also reflective of her relationship as a Native teen … Continue reading YA Coffee Klatch

Authors Joseph Bruchac and Dawn Quigley

YA Leading the Way

June 24, 2018

My day began with “Native YA Today: Contemporary Indigenous Voices and Heroes for the 21st Century and Beyond.” The panel was comprised of #ownvoices authors Cynthia Leitich Smith, Joseph Bruchac, and Dawn Quigley. Eric Gansworth’s travel was delayed, so we were graced with the pinch hitter of all time, Debbie Reese—aka the Diversity Jedi herself. Some themes that … Continue reading YA Leading the Way

Author Sharon Draper

Meeting Authors at Annual

June 23, 2018

The Bloomsbury Tea kicked things off. The beautiful venue of the Tomas Bistro provided a scenic environment in a large entertainment room that looked like it could accommodate weddings. Elegant finger sandwiches were served, along with a variety of teas. Authors Carolyn Mackler, Sarah Crossan, Ally Condie, and Brendan Reichs mingled with the crowd first … Continue reading Meeting Authors at Annual