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There Are So Many Great Books Here, And Yet So Many You Won’t Read In School

Don’t get me wrong: They’re great books, and they should be read. But it irks me that there’s a derisive attitude toward books written more recently, especially if they're popular (What, we can't teach "Harry Potter" or "Eleanor & Park" in school?) , and I can’t quite figure out why. Is it because they’re written in more modern language that's easier to understand? Is it because kids might actually enjoy them, and heaven forbid we make learning fun and accessible? Here’s a list of fantastic books written in the 21st century. Young Adult Literature. NPR - Best YA Books. “Mason Currey details the work habits of dozens of modern artists (painters, sculptors, composers, choreographers, filmmakers, scientists and ...”

NPR - Best YA Books

2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners. The books on this list illuminate and explore the worlds and lives around us and those far away, where we have come from and where we may be going.

2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners

Use these books to broaden your horizons and deepen your understandings, whether you are preparing for college or looking to expand your learning in other ways. Choose a list that covers an area you know little about, or choose a title from your favorite subject—either way you will find something to challenge and to inspire. Following the lead of the previous twenty-first century lists, the 2014 list is designed to mirror academic disciplines. YALSA's Alex Awards. About the Alex Awards The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

YALSA's Alex Awards

The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002. The award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust. Award Policies and Procedures. Juvenile Series and Sequels. 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. YALSA's Teens' Top Ten. Skip to main content Search form a Division of the American Library Association.

YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

Printz Award. The Michael L.

Printz Award

Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association. Current Winner & Honor Books. There Are So Many Great Books Here, And Yet So Many You Won’t Read In School. A graphic novel review website. Amazon YA Bestsellers. 11 Best YA Books. The Y.A./Middle-Grade Book Awards.

It was a year of countless great books in the categories of young adult and middle-grade fiction and nonfiction, buoyed not only by content but by that all-important publishing mark of sales.

The Y.A./Middle-Grade Book Awards

"The children’s and Y.A. category grew by more than 196 percent in August," according to an Association of American Publishers report, outpacing adult literature sales by leaps and bounds. But even prior to that news there were signs this was shaping up to be an unprecedented year of Y.A., what with growing numbers of adults reading the books (helped along by the popularity of The Hunger Games, of course) and growing numbers of people writing about that trend (including here, in this column). NPR Books' summer poll of the year focused on Y.A., identifying 100 of the greatest teen novels ever. 1. Best Prose. Honorable Mention to Fever, by Lauren Destefano (Simon & Schuster). 3. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Honorable Mention for Angelfall, by Susan Ee (Amazon). 19. 20. 21 and 22.

What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you. The United States of YA map - How many states have you read? YALSA's Teen Book Finder for Android & iOS. YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past five years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.

YALSA's Teen Book Finder for Android & iOS

Have an Android phone? Download the Android version now! Have an iPod Touch, an iPhone or an iPad? Download the iOS app now! App features include: a homepage featuring three titles from the database, refreshed each day the ability to search for books by author, title, award/list year, genre, by award, and by book list a Find It! The android and iOS version of the app is funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Have a question or comment about the app or want to report a bug? Scan and Download. 11 Young Adult Books Sure to Make You Cry. 25 YA Books For Fans Of IF I STAY. The Book Addict's "GUIDE" to "Crossover" Books! 2014 Nerdy Awards for Young Adult Fiction. It seems like every second a new best books of 2014 list pops up online.

2014 Nerdy Awards for Young Adult Fiction

Readers who enjoy keeping up with award-winning and well-reviewed current titles are frantically digging through to-read stacks in an attempt to catch every outstanding book they missed. Meanwhile, readers are looking over the fence at 2015 titles, which call to us like Sirens. January can be an overwhelming time for readers. As we wrap up the final two Nerdy Book Club Awards’ posts (for Young Adult Fiction), we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who actively participates in the community we’ve built here.

To all of you who read the blog, write book reviews and posts, nominate books for the Nerdies list, submit pictures, answer polls, post comments, purchase Nerdy swag (profits donated to RIF), and work to connect children with positive reading experiences—Nerdy is your work.