YALSA Book Talks

Heather Gruenthal

Presented by Heather Gruenthal, Teacher Librarian in the Anaheim Union High School District, serving Western High School and Orangeview Junior High School.

Heather has served on the ALA selection committee Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers 2011- 2012, and is currently serving on Great Graphic Novels 2013. Heather has also published articles for CSLA Journal, Knowledge Quest (the Journal of American Association of School Librarians), and YALS (the journal for the Young Adult Library Services Association).
Target Audience

Target grade level

6 - 8, 9- 12


Each year, the American Library Association puts out their "Best of the Best" lists including: Best Fiction for Young Adults, Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, Great Graphic Novels, Popular Paperbacks, as well as their awards lists such as the Newbery, Printz, and the Morris awards. This presentation will demonstrate some ways to use these lists in your library programming.
The presentation materials can be viewed at: http://riyl.wikispaces.com/Programming+with+Quick+Picks


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3