YALSA’s 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium gathered together librarians, educators, authors and publishers to explore what lies ahead for young adult literature, including trends in content, format and interaction. In an era where trends can rise and fall in the blink of an eye, how do we find the next Big Thing? How will the changing face of today’s teen drive changes in content? What, besides words, will be in the digital future of young adult literature? Can looking into the past of the genre help us determine where we might be headed in the years to come? What factors play a role in determining what will become the Next Big Thing? Thank you for attending and making it a wonderful conference. Presentation notes can be found here. The 2012 symposium took place Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch.
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