Religion, The Last Taboo of YA Literature

Ever since I saw Lost In America, I’ve wanted to go to Las Vegas. Ever since my husband watched it (at the same time) he very much did not want me to go to Las Vegas.

Can you say NEST EGG?

But now I am going without my husband, but not to gamble. I’m going to Las Vegas for the ALAN portion of NCTE. To talk to English teachers. Yay. (I am sure there will be some gambling involved… shhhhh)

I’m on a panel with Francisco X. Stork called “Religion, The Last Taboo of YA Literature.” To that end I am reading YAs with religious themes, and compiling a list of those recommended by others. If you have any to recommend, please post them in the comment section here. I’m leaving on Sunday, so yes, please hurry! And any gambling tips would be appreciated.