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20 Classic YA Literature Heroines, Ranked. This week, The Book of Jezebel comes out, and you should order it immediately — which I say because I was one of its contributors but also because it’s great — a desk reference of every bit of feminist trivia you could want.

20 Classic YA Literature Heroines, Ranked

In particular, I think it’d make a great gift for young teenagers who are still coming up and learning about feminist reads on popular culture. But let’s face it: no one starts with an encyclopedia, in evaluating these things; you start with the books girls are given as young’uns, and, troublesome lot that they are, those titles give you models of feminine behavior and independence to measure yourself against. 8 Modern YA Novels to Pair With Classroom Classics. The school year is winding down, which means that teens (young people of any age, really) can finally give the classics a rest and dive instead into the young adult novels that really reflect what it’s like to grow up today.

8 Modern YA Novels to Pair With Classroom Classics

Not so fast, though: Lots of YA books, for all their fantastical plot elements and contemporary detail (in at least one of these novels, witches and iPods are never far apart), address some of the same themes the classics do, including race, female sexuality, mental illness, and obviously enough, love. In honor of the classics, YA, and the joy of reading of both together, we’ve rounded up eight of the most-taught books in America and paired them with contemporary reads that tread the same, timeless territory. Classic: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare YA Equivalent: The Fault in Our Stars. Teen & YA Book Reviews. New Releases in Young Adult Fiction. Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels.

It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore.

Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels

Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children's/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75,220 of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.

And now, the final results are in. 95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading 'Harry Potter' AGAIN. Teen Librarian Toolbox. Class resource: City Of The Dawn. Class resource: The Giver Official Trailer. Worksheet: utopian communities in the US & Australia. Class resource : a bookcover of Animal Farm. Student production: special issue. Class resource: Masdar City trailer to voice over. Revues. Actualité. Worksheet: vocabulary to talk about utopia. The Tolkien Society. Bases de données. Tolkien Book Shop. Dragon Vert.