February 4th, 2007

Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California

AJL Regional Conferences
Jewish Literature for Children
AJL Western Conference – February 4, 2007

Host: Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library
Sponsored by AJLSC, AJL, Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library

2007: Focus on Young Adult/Teen Literature

Conference Co-Chair, Susan Dubin, Off-the-Shelf
Library Services; and Lisa Silverman, Director,
Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library

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AJLSC President and librarian, JUDY COHN (4th from left) sits with
other librarians, authors, and guests

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Participants listening and learning during panel discussion.
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PANEL: Librarian and Children’s Literature Expert, Linda Silver,moderates a panel with authors Simone Elkeles, Dana Reinhardt, Debra Garfinkle, and Sara Darer Littman (left to right), discussing: “Judaic Literature for Teens and Young Adults”
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Small Group Sessions

Writing for the Younger Teen Market

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Sarah Darer Littman, columnist and author of 2006 AJL Sydney
Taylor Award Winner, Confessions of a Closet Catholic, spoke on

“OMG! Like, How Do I Get My Book Published?”
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Simone Elkeles, award-winning teen author, spoke on 
“Writing the Humorous Novel”

On the Edge: Older Teens Read About Real Problems

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Hot Topics for Teens
A Survey of Children’s Literature

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Linda Silver, librarian and writer, spoke on“Hot Topics: Controversial Jewish Books for Teens.”

As a children’s literature specialist and editor of AJL’s Jewish Valuesfinder, Linda also presented a survey on “Jewish Children’s Literature: A Work in Progress”

 

Exhibitors — Jewish Children’s Literature Marketplace

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Librarian Dorothy Steiner @ Book
Events & Authors Unlimited table
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Award-winning author Sonia Levitin
@ Ms. Nelson’s table
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Shopping @ Magnet
Mavens table
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Speaker Debra Garfinkle
@ Mook & Blanchard table

 

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AND —

OF COURSE —

Food and Nosh!

Registration
& COFFEE

LUNCH

Autograph Party
and DESSERT