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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. Hi!

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. New York, New York - June 10, 2015 - Less than one year after achieving its stretch goals during its Fall 2014 IndieGoGo campaign, We Need Diverse Books™ (WNDB™) is thrilled to announce the first five recipients of one of its biggest projects to date - the WNDB™ Publishing Internship Project.

Official site of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign

Each recipient will receive a supplementary grant and will also have access to a mentor from the WNDB™ team of writing and publishing professionals. The WNDB™ Internship Committee, an internal group made up of several volunteer team members and headed by award-winning author Linda Sue Park, began accepting applications and essays from hopeful internship applicants earlier this year. By working closely with publishing partners to inform them of the scope and requirements of the grant, the committee wished to encourage the consideration of diverse candidates. After extensive and careful deliberation by the team, five applicants were ultimately selected as the very first recipients of the grant.

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. 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. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice.

The Readathon: Book Reviews. Gay YA. Your Connection to Teen Reads. I’ve noticed an increase recently in the number of YA books being published featuring characters who are selectively mute (at least four published this year).

Your Connection to Teen Reads

They can speak, but choose not to – as opposed to characters that are involuntarily mute who cannot speak because of injury, illness or magic. I can’t exactly explain this trend except to say that maybe current events have made authors focus more on mental health issues. 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. Looking for great teen books?

YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists

Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Book Awards Learn more about the Alex Awards, Edwards Award, Morris Award, Odyssey Award, Nonfiction Award, and Printz Award and read speeches from winners Selected Book & Media Lists Learn more about YALSA's Book and Media Lists, including Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, Best Fiction for Young Adults, Fabulous Films for Young Adults, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Outstanding Books for the College Bound, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Readers' Choice, and the Teens' Top Ten.


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Purpose. 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. 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. 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.