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We had a full house at last week's symposium! Save the date for our next one, to be held in Portland, OR, Nov. 6 - 8, 2015. Submit a program or paper proposal through Dec. 1 via http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium.

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Happy Monday, everyone. Many thanks to all who were able to participate the YA Lit Symposium in Austin, TX! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2pu8nsUtCQ

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