Day three of the American Library Association Annual Conference was off to a bright start for YA lit lovers, who gathered at YALSA’s YA Author Coffee Klatch. Kind of like speed dating with authors, this event is a highlight of many attendees’ conference experience.
Another excellent YALSA session for YA lit fans took place in the afternoon– bestselling author Marie Lu moderated a panel of debut authors whose books feature diversity. The room was packed, and the conversation was fascinating! There was a lot of talk about the intentionality of writing diverse stories, and about who the audience is (spoiler: everybody!).
In the Moscone Center West (where the above session was held), I spotted a gorgeous display of newly created cover art for classic books.
That’s it for day three… one more day coming up!
-Allison Tran, currently reading an ARC of Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm