Micol Ostow talking with Waltham Teenagers

In November, YA author, Micol Ostow, was nice enough to donate some time to conduct a Skype session with members of the Waltham High School/Waltham Public Library joint book club. The students gathered at the Waltham High School Library and due to the magic of the Internet (and some help from a camera, a microphone, and Mr. MacLeod), were able to have a great conversation with Ms. Ostow. Here are some pictures from the event.

Laura from the public library getting the ball rolling with the first question

A book club member asking Micol about her use of verse in the book Family

Micol answering a question.

Some students gave up their lunch periods to talk with Micol.

Some of Micol’s books include Family, Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa, What would my Cell Phone Do, and So Punk Rock (and Other Ways to Disappoint your Mother)

Walter Dean Myers National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Slam! by Walter Dean Myers

Teen author, Walter Dean Myers, has been named as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Mr. Myers is probably one of the most popular authors from our Young Adult room as his books constantly fly off the shelves. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Mr. Myers at a conference a few years ago and he was extremely gracious.

Check out one of our books by Walter Dean Myers.