FABULOUS FILMS FOR YA & 2008 ALEX AWARDS
A panel of three of the ten Alex Award winning authors (from left – Jeff Lemire, Thomas Maltman, and Patrick Rothfuss) spoke to the audience about their books and their writing process. There were several references made that the Alex Award books have a ‘Wow Factor!’ and are often called the ‘Not Boring Award’ because of their appeal to teens even though they are deemed adult books. For a complete list of 2008 winners go to http://www.ala.org/yalsa
Clips from eight YALSA 2008 Selected Videos for Young Adults were viewed by an enthusiastic attendees. Many of the films were written, produced and directed by teens. An animated film, “Nightmare at School,” depicted the anxieties of a young adult before his first day in high school while the room went quiet during “Juvies” a hard-hitting documentary filmed in the largest juvenile delinquent center in the country (Los Angeles). For titles, prices, distributors of these top rated films go to the Young Adult Library Services Association website from the ALA URL.
A very satisfactory day about to end with some lobster at Parker Lighthouse Restaurant in Long Beach….until tomorrow! Sherry