Wisconsin Author’s YA Novel Makes Magazine Cover

News comes from Janis Joplin biographer Ann Angel that Emily Kokie's debut YA novel Personal Effects is featured on the cover of The ALAN Review summer edition. Thepublication, Ann says, is a journal for the Assembly of Literature for Adolescents, which is an assembly of the National Council for the Teachers of English "and an amazing group of YA writers, teachers and librarians and, I would say, it's one of the more influential academic journals on YA literature."

Emily reports that the group has been supportive and enthusiastic about her book and invited her to be on a workshop panel last year where she met a number of teachers and librarians. 

Since then, Personal Effects has been ordered for school and classroom libraries and is showing up on summer reading and battle of the books lists. The book was reviewed and mentioned in the ALAN Review last year.

"If you aren't a member of ALAN, you can learn more about the organization here: http://www.alan-ya.org/," Emily says. "Every year there is a fantastic two-day workshop sponsored by ALAN that follows the NCTE annual conference. It is usually the week before Thanksgiving." 

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