“WA Do I Read Next?” at #WLA2024 in Spokane!

Sara Peté/ February 17, 2024/ Books, New Releases from WA authors, Washington authors, Washington State Book Awards

text reads: WA Do I Read Next. icons for audiobooks, eBooks, and print books are shown within the outline of the shape of Washington state.

At the recent Washington Library Association conference in Spokane, we co-coordinated, along with The Seattle Public Library, our annual “WA Do I Read Next?” panel featuring library folks and authors (and sometimes both) talking about recent books by Washington authors that they have read and loved. This year’s panel included THREE incredible Washington State Book Award winning authors: Jess Walter, Sharma Shields (also the Writing Education Specialist at Spokane Public Library), and Stephanie Oakes (also a former school librarian). Our two other panelists were Avery Mead, former school librarian, current Washington State Book Award judge, and member of the ALA Stonewall Barbara Gittings Literature Award Committee, and Sara Peté, librarian and director of the Washington Center for the Book.
a collection of book covers of recent books by washington authors. these are the titles that are listed in the handout linked to in this post.Here is the handout featuring titles that panelists spoke about.
Here is a link to the slide show.

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