I’ve written quite a bit about attending the ALAN conference, but never about ALAN. ALAN is the Assembly on Literacy for Adolescents. The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents is an independent assembly of NCTE. Founded in November 1973, ALAN is made up of teachers, authors, librarians, publishers, teacher-educators and their students, and others who are… Read More Do you ALAN?
I had high expectations for ALAN because I had such a fantastic time last year. I wasn’t so sure as things began. Things began to feel so different from last year! I wasn’t ever excited about the idea of Vegas for a YAlit conference and even more so after getting here. The overpowering smell in… Read More ALAN 2012
I’m not the only one giving away books. GuysLitWire recently shared the Make it Safe Project. The Make It Safe Project donates books about sexual orientation and gender expression to schools and youth homeless shelters that lack the resources to keep their teens safe. Giving: We donate books to K-12 schools, their Gay-Straight Alliances (a… Read More She Pauses for Causes
Between work and preparing for the ALAN conference, I’ve not been blogging much. I’ve been back home for a couple of days now and have processed much of my experience, so I think it’s time to try to write about it. Simply put ALAN is incredibly awesome!!!!! ALAN, the Assembly of Literature for Adolescents, meets… Read More Thanks, ALAN11!!!
Although the pain in my neck tells me I’m living online, I do take the time to do offline, informative reading as well. Sometimes the journals pile up and wait months before I get to them, but this month there have been very informative articles that couldn’t wait. I’ve already mentioned the current School Library… Read More A Print Read