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Books & More, Teens @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick When Laureth Peak’s father goes missing and her mother doesn’t care, Laureth takes matters into her own hands.

Books & More, Teens @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

She’s supposed to be babysitting her 7-year old brother Benjamin for the weekend, but instead Laureth uses her mom’s credit card number (which she has memorized) to buy two plane tickets to New York, where one of her father’s notebooks was found. Based entirely on the notebook location and a terrible gut feeling, 17-year old Laureth tells her little brother that they’re going to find Dad and they fly from England to America. Oh yea, and Laureth is blind. Laureth and Benjamin meet Michael and exchange money for the notebook at the Queens Library.

Laureth needs Benjamin to help her navigate the city, but you get the feeling if she wasn’t trying so hard to hide the fact that she’s blind she’d get around just fine by herself. Annica CLP-West End. Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! Disability in Kidlit — Reviews, articles, and more about the portrayal of disabilities in children's fiction. Young Adult Literature. YA Interrobang. After weeks of speculation, Warner Bros. announced that Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne would star as Newt Scamander in the film adaptation of J.K.

YA Interrobang

Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The movie’s title is a reference to the book Scamander pens within the canon of Harry Potter. A real life version of the book, penned by Rowling, was released as a companion novel to the series in 2001. While there is no doubting Redmayne’s acting chops, much of the fandom voiced displeasure after his casting was announced, as many had hoped for a person of color lead. More grumbling from the fandom came when the rest of the audition list for related roles were released in a rumour report. Fashion-by-the-book.

What to read next. Feeding your imagination with the most delicious and nutritious books! Tor/Forge Blog. New York City, December 14, 2011 – World Book Night U.S. has announced the selection of its honorary national chairperson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Anna Quindlen, and revealed the WBN 2012 U.S. book picks.

Tor/Forge Blog

In addition, World Book Night U.S. has opened the registration process for those wishing to become volunteer book givers. World Book Night is an ambitious campaign to give away a million free books across America all on one day — April 23, 2012 — by enlisting 50,000 volunteer book lovers to help promote reading by going into their communities and distributing free copies of a book they especially enjoy. World Book Night was successfully launched in the UK earlier this year, and now the U.S. is joining the effort, which is supported by American publishers, bookstores and libraries nationwide. Anna Quindlen has enthusiastically agreed to be the campaign’s Honorary National Chairperson. YA! f l a s h. Official site of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign.

Have you heard about #DVPIT?

Official site of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign

#DVPIT is a twitter pitching event hosted and moderated by Beth Phelan. #DVpit is for marginalized writers (and illustrators) to pitch their work to agents and editors using the hashtag #DVpit. Some of the rules have been changed/clarified and are all represented on the website: Teen Librarian Toolbox — @TLT16 Pprofessional development for teen librarians.

The Librarian's Corner - The Official YABC Blog. This month's Librarian's Corner features popular summer 2015 releases to keep on your radar!

The Librarian's Corner - The Official YABC Blog

These are highly anticipated books that everyone is talking about and that you'll want to get your hands on as soon as possible! As a librarian I can't wait to get copies of these books in and get them into the hands of my teen and adult YA readers. 1.) More Happy Than Not The YA contemporary that everyone is talking about this year is a powerhouse near-future YA debut set in the Bronx, following Aaron Soto, a boy with a lot to forget. A dramatic mystery that will keep you turning the pages long into the night, this book is about 2 girls and their intertwined history and secrets. There is war brewing in fairy land, and Beckan is caught in the middle of it.

The next YA contemporary from hit debut author Adi Alsaid is about the end of high school and embracing your inner cliche. Epic Reads. » Children's Book Reviews by StorySnoops - Our Blog. Let’s start with the Honor books, shall we?

» Children's Book Reviews by StorySnoops - Our Blog

Doll Bones by Holly Black Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends forever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. The Readathon: Book Reviews. Gay YA. Your Connection to Teen Reads. Today’s Quick Picks nominees are filled with thrills and chills.

Your Connection to Teen Reads

Breaking by Danielle RollinsBloomsbury USA Children’sPublication Date: June 6, 2017ISBN: 9781619637405 Charlotte has never been a top student at her prestigious, expensive, academically rigorous boarding school. Her best friends Ariel and Devon, however, are true Weston Prep material – freakishly smart and incredibly talented at a multitude of things. Understandably, Charlotte is reeling after they both commit suicide within weeks of each other – they were pretty much her only real family. Then she discovers a clue… and realizes that Ariel has left her a trail of breadcrumbs right to the answer to all her questions. The Nonfiction Detectives. GreenBeanTeenQueen. Good Comics for Kids — A School Library Journal Blog. The Librarian Who Doesn't Say Shhh! - Opening books to open minds.

Reading & Reviewing Diverse YA Books. Best Young Adult Book Reviews. Audiobooks. Thorough Content Reviews: Find out what's really happening inside your child's books. Word! Ideas for books and library programs. YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists. *YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners.

YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists

Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. Virginia State Reading Association. Sponsored by THE VIRGINIA STATE READING ASSOCIATION in association with THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS, THE VIRGINIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, & THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA YOUTH SERVICES.

Virginia State Reading Association

Purpose To encourage young readers to become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal, to broaden students’ awareness of literature as a life-long pleasure, to encourage reading aloud in classrooms as a means of introducing reading for pleasure, and to honor favorite books and their authors. History Awards were given at one level for several years beginning with the 1981-82 school year.The first year for multiple level awards was 1986-87 with awards for one Elementary book, one Middle School book, and one High School book.Suggested titles are screened and those meeting eligibility requirements are considered along with committee nominations during the selection process.Reading lists for the coming school year are announced each spring.

Jefferson Cup Award. Click here to see our past winners and honor books The Jefferson Cup honors a distinguished biography, historical fiction or American history book for young people.

Jefferson Cup Award

Presented since 1983, the Jefferson Cup Committee’s goal is to promote reading about America’s past; to encourage the quality writing of United States history, biography and historical fiction for young people and to recognize authors in these disciplines. The Jefferson Cup Committee selects the winning title. The committee has nine members: a chairperson (selected by the previous year’s committee), one person from each VLA region (total of six persons) selected by the current chair, the past chair of the previous year’s Jefferson Cup Committee and the outgoing chairperson of Youth Services Forum. Junior Library Guild. Resources for Parents and Educators of Kids in Grades 4 - 12. List by Genre. Reading Lists. YA Highway (@yahighway) YALSA (@yalsa) SchoolLibraryJournal (@sljournal) HarperTeen (@harperteen) Simonteen (@simonteen) PenguinTeen (@PenguinTeen) Book Review, Across The Universe and Novels. The 5th Wave, City Of Bones and Life Of Pi.

Presidents Day, Lgbt and George Washington.