"I’ve been acting, writing, and storytelling all my life. In college at Brandeis, some friends and I started a sketch comedy group called the Late Night Players, which became a hit on campus. After graduation, we continued doing that professionally, and I also worked various day jobs around Cambridge. It was at one of my day jobs teaching kids that my students introduced me to the story of Harry Potter. I picked up the first book skeptically, but as I read that first chapter, something shot through me and I said out loud, “This book just changed my life.”"

- Andrew Slack Rallies Dumbledore’s Army For Marriage Equality, Haiti Earthquake Relief on Fast Company

Great interview with one of our 2012 Millennial Mega Mashup speakers!

Love this story by NPR about author Malín Alegría and the ways that she connects with Latina teens by speaking to them in their language.

To hear more from Malín Alegría, join us for “Latinas in Literature: The Importance of Positive Role Models” during our one day intensive on May 7th, 2012.

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Congrats to The Hunger Games trilogy on being nominated for The Kids Choice Awards 2012!
We’re looking forward to “A Tribute to The Hunger Games” with David Levithan, VP Editorial Director, at this year’s Mega Mashup.
Levithan has worked on seemingly everything YA, from the Baby-sitters Club series to Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, both writing his own works and launching Scholastic’s Teen imprint Push, which has seen enormous success with 13 to 18 year-olds. Check out this 2008 profile of Levithan in Publisher’s Weekly for a peek into his career. Of course it’s hard to beat our excitement about The Hunger Games trilogy.
At David’s session at Mega Mashup, he’ll discuss trends in YA literature, where The Hunger Games fits in, the future of YA literature, and capturing Millennial attentions and getting them interested in reading. Join us! Use code MASHUP12TUMBLR to save 15%.

Congrats to The Hunger Games trilogy on being nominated for The Kids Choice Awards 2012!

We’re looking forward to “A Tribute to The Hunger Games” with David Levithan, VP Editorial Director, at this year’s Mega Mashup.

Levithan has worked on seemingly everything YA, from the Baby-sitters Club series to Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, both writing his own works and launching Scholastic’s Teen imprint Push, which has seen enormous success with 13 to 18 year-olds. Check out this 2008 profile of Levithan in Publisher’s Weekly for a peek into his career. Of course it’s hard to beat our excitement about The Hunger Games trilogy.

At David’s session at Mega Mashup, he’ll discuss trends in YA literature, where The Hunger Games fits in, the future of YA literature, and capturing Millennial attentions and getting them interested in reading. Join us! Use code MASHUP12TUMBLR to save 15%.