Why YA? Please Ignore Vera Deitz (Guest post by Jenny Torres Sanchez)
Please take a moment to read A. S. King’s brilliant acceptance speech discussing Please Ignore Vera Dietz when she won a Printz Honor for this title: To quote Vera Dietz: “I’m sorry, but I don’t get it. If we’re supposed to ignore everything that’s wrong with our lives, then I can’t see how we’ll ever make things right.”
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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