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From ’round the web…YALSA wants Teen Bloggers!

YALSA HUBCHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its Teen Read Week Teen Blogging contest in conjunction with YALSA’s blog, The Hub.

Teens aged 12 -18 can sign up now through August 1, 2014 to participate in the contest for a chance to guest blog for YALSA’s ya lit blog, The Hub.  Selected teens will blog about a wide range of topics related to YA literature while also further developing their writing and blogging skills.

Blog posts written by the teen bloggers to be featured during the week of October 12 -18 in celebration of Teen Read Week.  Selected participants will be notified in August.  More details and guidelines about the contest are on the Teen Read Week website under the Teen Corner tab.  Teen Read Week is slated for Oct. 12 -18 this year with the theme Turn Your Dreams into Reality @ your library.

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by YALSA.  It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October.  Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.  Join the online discussion with the hashtag #TRW14.

The Hub launched in 2011 in order to provide a one-stop-shop for finding information about teen reads, including recommendations for great teen reads, information about YALSA lists and awards.  Librarians, library workers, YA literature enthusiasts and teens create the content.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.  For more information about YALSA visit the website, call, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail.

If you’re gonna write for them, might as well write for Push to Talk, too, right?!?  Give us your best manga (book/tv/movie/play) review, send it to us, we’d love to give you your own blog post right here!

Banned Books Week 2013: One Librarian's View

bannedbooksweklogo1 Janet Lee Carey has been writing fantasy fiction for children and teens for quite a while, but she is also a big library supporter.  This year she asked one of us at Push To Talk to write a post about Banned Books Week, and here it is.

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Out and About: Sandra Cisneros at The Seattle Public Library

Have You Seen Marie?Meeting your heroes can either be traumatic or affirming. Luckily for me, meeting my hero, Sandra Cisneros, exceeded my expectations and affirmed my love for her and for Chicana literature as a whole. The opportunity to meet Sandra Cisneros arose when she came to the Seattle Public Library to do a reading of her new book Have You Seen Marie? Continue reading