Pinch me!! Last night I was sitting next to Marie Lu, the author of the amazing Legend series, gushing about how much I love her books. I had spent the last two weeks inhaling Legend and Prodigy, hanging on every word. And now I had the opportunity to visit with her over dinner. Wow-oh -wow.
The opportunity to meet and visit with authors is always a real highlight of ALA Annual conferences. I feel so tremendously lucky to be able to connect with authors I admire, and I know that I am able to bring this enthusiasm and passion to my local communities.
Last night, Penguin Young Readers Group hosted an amazing dinner with – hold onto your seats for the awesomeness of this group of Rock Star YA authors:
I could gush on and on about each of these amazing, inspiring, thoughtful, passionate authors and the time they spend connecting with their young readers. Each one spoke about how much they appreciate all the work each and every librarian on the ground does helping our patrons find and love their books. I would especially like to thank Penguin Young Readers Group and especially Penguin Classroom for making this wonderful opportunity possible.
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