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Writing about War for Young People: Three Writers, Three Wars-Program at ALA Annual

Writing about War for Young People: Three Writers, Three Wars 

You are invited to attend this program at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim onSaturday, June 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Come hear this lineup of outstanding authors:

Monika Schroeder, author of My Brother’s Shadow (FSG, 2011)

Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray (Philomel, 2011)

Trent Reedy, author of Words into Dust (Arthur Levine/Scholastic, 2011)

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) and the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) are pleased to present a panel of three outstanding authors whose books are set during three different wars—World War I, World War II, and the war in Afghanistan. The panel members will relate the “stories behind the stories” of their books along with difficulties encountered in writing about this topic for young people. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of panel participants. Free bookmarks listing 2012 USBBY Outstanding International Books will be available.

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The Program will be in the Convention Center, room 209B

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