Introductions and how this group can help you
Let's have a round of introductions so that we can kick start some group cohesion. Also, please share either a favorite picture book that you like to use with tweens/teens, or an idea for a booklist.
I'll start. I've been a YALSA member since 1999, and have had the privilege to serve on a number of selection and award committees, as well as some process committees. The high point of my career was an appointment as chair of the 2015 Printz Committee. (I'll Give You the Sun won the award that year.) I currently serve on the YALSA Board of Directors. My day job is as the librarian at a tiny career college.
I used to love using picture books as part of my booktalks to middle and high school students. That is no longer part of my life. But I wanted to get involved when Becky O'Neil expressed an interest. So thank you, Becky!
So what's your story?