I hope you’re having a great start to 2016; it's hard to believe January is just about over! At Teenreads, I certainly have. Why, you ask? Because I got to go to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Conference!
I realize that it might not have the most enticing name in the world, but believe me --- this conference is YA heaven. The best books of 2015 get recognized at the Youth Media Awards (YMAs), authors speak on panels about everything from diversity to fantasy, and, at every turn, you run into librarians, publishers and authors who are dying to tell you about the best book they just finished or compare notes on which upcoming novels they should read on the way home. Since it’s impossible to talk about everything I encountered that weekend, I decided to share a few of my favorite quotes below: