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The Brown Bookshelf. Best Young Adult Fiction 2015 — Goodreads Choice Awards. The 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members.

Best Young Adult Fiction 2015 — Goodreads Choice Awards

Winners will be announced December 01, 2015. Opening Round: November 03 - 08 Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book (see eligibility below). Semifinal Round: November 10 - 15 The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Final Round: November 17 - 23 The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote! Books published in the United States in English, including works in translation and other significant rereleases, between November 16, 2014, and November 15, 2015, are eligible for the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards.

We analyze statistics from the millions of books added, rated, and reviewed on Goodreads to nominate 15 books in each category. Best Books 2014 — Goodreads Choice Awards. The 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members.

Best Books 2014 — Goodreads Choice Awards

Winners will be announced December 03, 2014. Opening Round: November 04 - 09 Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book (see eligibility below). Semifinal Round: November 11 - 16 The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Final Round: November 18 - 25. The Top 25 Young Adult Novels of 2014. It has been an absolute break-out year for young adult literature.

The Top 25 Young Adult Novels of 2014

With movies like The Fault In Our Stars, Divergent, and Mockingjay: Part I practically breaking the box office, and loads and loads of think pieces about adults reading YA fiction, young adult has broken into the mainstream conversation. Hey, you haven't made it until the haters are tearing you down, right? Subsequently, it was a great year to be a young adult author — but it was an even more amazing year to be a young adult reader, because those authors were up to the challenge.

There were so many amazing YA fiction novels out in 2014 that it was a major challenge to choose only 25 to name. To do so, I eliminated some great choices from deserving authors. Diversify YA Life: Social Justice League-Reader's Advisory for Teens Dealing with Social Issues - The Hub. As library workers, especially those of us who work with teens, our role can shift to “social worker” in an instant.

Diversify YA Life: Social Justice League-Reader's Advisory for Teens Dealing with Social Issues - The Hub

Our teen patrons visit the library everyday and they begin to trust and confide in us. Because most of us don’t have the training to work with at-risk youth, we can feel a little helpless but we don’t have to because we have the power of a good book. About a year ago, a member of my book discussion group seemed to be questioning his sexuality and he never talked about it. I gave him Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith to read because I thought the ending was perfect for his situation.

Diversity in YA. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are 10 diverse young adult historical novels about girls.

Diversity in YA

Descriptions are from Worldcat. Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis (Alfred A. Knopf) Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women’s Army Corps. Wildthorn by Jane Eagland (Houghton Mifflin) Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove is locked away in the Wildthorn Hall mental institution, where she is stripped of her identity and left to wonder who has tried to destroy her life. The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

A Mighty Girl: Books for Smart, Confident, and Courageous Girls. 2013 Middle Grade Black Boys: Seriously, People? 10 Books for Middle Schoolers to Read Over the Summer. School's out for summer!

10 Books for Middle Schoolers to Read Over the Summer

That means swimsuits, beach trips, summer camp, and loads of summer reading. We've rounded up 10 new books for book-hungry middle schoolers. Five picks are nonfiction and five are fiction, but they span genres and topics as varied as the Russian Revolution and futuristic empires, touching memoirs and clever urban fantasies. And if your kids are reluctant readers, find some tips from Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney. Have more recommendations for books a middle schooler should read this summer? Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, ages 10+ What It's About: Raised in both South Carolina and New York, author Jacqueline Woodson shares tales of her upbringing through Jim Crow and Civil Rights in the '60s and '70s.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, ages 10+ What It's About: Before she was the youngest Noble Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai was a young Pashtun girl who loved to learn in her hometown of Pakistan's Swat Valley. Why Read It? Why Read It?