Bonnie Kunzel's Website
Author, Librarian, Speaker, Youth Services Consultant
Welcome to Bonnie's Home Page
A Brief Biography
Bonnie Kunzel, who recently retired as the Youth Services Consultant for the New Jersey State Library, is now a free-lance Youth Services Consultant. A graduate of
On the national level, she is currently a member of the Newbery Committee for ALSC (the Association for Library Service to Children, a Division of the American Library Association) She is a Past-President of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association, a Division of the American Library Association). In addition, she was a member of the YALSA committee that revised the Science Fiction Genre list, served a three-year term on
In addition, she is a regular reviewer for the journal VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates), again specializing in the areas of science fiction and fantasy, and she is a Science Fiction and Fantasy editor for NoveList, an on-line reader’s advisory service. She is the co-author, with her friend and colleague Suzanne Manczuk, of First Contact: A Reader’s Selection of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Scarecrow Press, 2001. In 2002 her second reader’s advisory book, Strictly Science Fiction, co-authored with another friend and colleague, Diana Tixier Herald, was published by Libraries Unlimited. This is a title in their popular Genreflecting series.