About the Authors
Deban Becker is a youth services librarian at the W. O. Haggard, Jr. Library in the Plano Public Library System. Ms. Becker previously worked as a Teen Librarian in a Michael and Susan Dell Foundation “Wired for Youth Center” at the Austin Public Library. Ms. Becker received her MLS from the University of North Texas. She was a co-author of a chapter of Game On! TTR.08, the 2008 Texas Teens Read! manual.
Natasha Benway is the Young Adult Librarian at South Regional Library, in the Montgomery County Memorial Library System, where she has worked for the past three years. Ms. Benway’s passion is working to have libraries be a place where teens can explore the fine arts. Ms. Benway received her MLS and completed 32 Graduate Hours in Dance from Texas Woman’s University.
Monique Franklin is the Children’s Materials Selection Library for Harris County Public Library. She previously worked at the Houston Public Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia and St. Charles Parish Library in Louisiana. She received her MLS from Louisiana State University.
Kit Ward-Crixell is a public services librarian at the New Braunfels Public Library. She has also been an English instructor at Texas Lutheran University. Her MLS is from Texas Womans University.