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Creating readers videos Watch videos to get inspiration and ideas about creating a reading culture in your school. A community of readers School staff, school and public libraries, and families form the community of support needed to create readers. Read more about A community of readers. YALSA names 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults. CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

YALSA names 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

The list of 67 titles and 2 series, drawn from 181 nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. YALSA names 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults. CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) list.

YALSA names 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults

The list of 64 titles, drawn from 114 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The full list can be viewed at www.ala.org/yalsa/best-fiction-young-adults. In addition to the full list, the committee has also chosen the following titles as the top ten: Albertalli, Becky. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. “The 2016 list reflects the results of our Committee members’ dedicated reading of hundreds of YA novels to determine a final list that balanced both high quality and teen appeal,” said Chair Thea Hashagen. YALSA’s portfolio of book and media awards helps strengthen library services for and with teens by identifying quality, age appropriate resources for librarians and library workers to share with the teens in their communities. Theconversation. Discussion on diversity in young adult (YA) fiction is not difficult to come by.

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Over the last couple of years, awareness of the need for greater representations of characters and lives in the literature produced for young people has increased. In Battling Dragons: Issues and Controversy in Children’s Literature (1995), Judith Morley and Sandra Russell sum up this argument for diversity by saying: The cultures explored in certain books may be foreign to [some] children, but the common bonds of humanity are very evident. Best Books for 11-Year Olds. The best young adult books of 2015. Here are our top ten young adult fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings staff.

The best young adult books of 2015

Displayed in no particular order. Cloudwish by Fiona Wood Scholarship student Vân Ựớc is usually very practical, so when she wishes that gorgeous Billy Gardiner would notice her and he suddenly does, she is flattered but worried that it is an elaborate joke. You will fall in love with Vân Ựớc as she grapples with high school, romance and the truth of her Vietnamese parents’ history. Cloudwish is a sophisticated and contemporary story set in multicultural Footscray and Melbourne that is sure to become a classic. -Angela Crocombe The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and his Ex by Gabrielle Williams. What to Read Next? The lovely Kate Fairlie* asked me on Facebook tonight about books for her nearly 12 year old twin daughters.

What to Read Next?

It’s SUCH a tough age. I started replying on Facebook to her, but it got lengthy! So here’s my reply Kate – a blog post J (of sorts). I love catching snippets on social media of the books Kate and her family read – they are readers. Like many young readers, they’ve churned through the ‘The Hunger Games’ and a plethora of other fantasy and dystopian novels. ‘The Book of Lies’ series by James Moloney. Eight contemporary young adult fiction novels you should read with your students. Seven weeks ago I started a new Instagram account, dedicated entirely to short reviews of young adult fiction novels.

Eight contemporary young adult fiction novels you should read with your students

You can follow me if you want: jimmy_reads_books There were quite a few years where I really didn’t read as much as I should, convincing myself that reading the novels set for my classes was enough – it’s not. Being an English teacher who works with words and young people every day, I have discovered that reading YA has made me feel more connected to my students, appreciate how complex their lives are, and also helped me find amazing contemporary books that I know students will love to read – and that are actually totally teachable!

(OK, yeah, so I also legitimately love YA – the heart, the drama, the honesty, the guts, the humanness!) Below are some of the books that I have read and reviewed in the last 7 weeks that I think would make powerful inclusions in all English classrooms.