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Like, Try, Why. There Are So Many Great Books Here, And Yet So Many You Won’t Read In School. I think it’s really weird that in school you always have to read books that are decades if not centuries old. 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? What is it? Here’s a list of fantastic books written in the 21st century.

Next bit of Upworthiness: 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 ...” Read Alan Cheuse's full recommendation » 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. 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. It is divided into five categories: Arts and Humanities, History and Cultures, Literature and Languages, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. It is a combination of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A YALSA committee of public and secondary school librarians selected the 2014 list in collaboration with academic librarians from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). 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. 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 Suggest a Title Committee Information Current Winners Official Nominations Best of the Best Teen Book Finder App 2014 Winners “Brewster” by Mark Slouka, published by W.W. “The 2014 Alex Awards has a book for every teen reader. Read the full list of 2014 nominations. 2014 Committee Chair Danielle Dreger-Babbitt, Sno-Isle Library Mill Creek (Wash.) Previous Winners. 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. 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. While it's no surprise to see Harry Potter and the Hunger Games trilogy on top, this year's list also highlights some writers we weren't as familiar with. For example, John Green, author of the 2012 hit The Fault in Our Stars, appears five times in the top 100. Summer, like youth, is fleeting. YALSA's Teens' Top Ten. About the Teens' Top Ten I TTT Nominees I Previous Winners I Promoting the TTT I About YA Galley YALSA has launched the Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year.

About the Teens' Top Ten #yalsaTTT The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Teens' Top Ten Book Groups APPLICATIONS for 2022-2023 Books Groups will be released early fall. Learn more about how you can apply to participate in the Teens' Top Ten book groups here. Teens' Top Ten Title Suggestion Form 2021 Teens' Top Ten Nominees. Printz Award. The Michael L. 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 Winners' Speeches Previous Winners Suggest a Title Policies and Procedures Committee Contacts Who Was Michael L. Seals Teen Book Finder App 2015 Winner I’ll Give You the Sun By Jandy Nelson Published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group, (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company Once inseparable, twins Noah and Jude are torn apart by a family tragedy that transforms their intense love for each other into intense anger. 2015 Honor Books And We Stay By Jenny Hubbard Published by Delacorte, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., a Penguin Random House Company. The Carnival at Bray By Jessie Ann Foley. There Are So Many Great Books Here, And Yet So Many You Won’t Read In School.

No Flying No Tights | 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 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. The Raven Boys, by Maggie Steifvater (Scholastic). Honorable Mention to Fever, by Lauren Destefano (Simon & Schuster). 3. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21 and 22. 23. 24. What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you. The United States of YA map - How many states have you read? | High School Reading Ideas. YALSA's Teen Book Finder for Android & iOS. YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free online database and app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access nearly 4,000 titles recognized YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.

Have an Android phone? Download the Android version now! Have an iPod Touch or an iPhone? 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 versions of the app are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Have a question or comment about the app or want to report a bug? Use this QR Code to get the app today! 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. 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. This community doesn’t exist without you. Congratulations to the 2014 Young Adult Fiction Nerdy Book Club Award winners.