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Stanley Kubrick, cinephile Web exclusive Revised and expanded, 25 October 2013. Stanley Kubrick, photographed by Dmitri Kasterine in 1970 on the set of A Clockwork Orange. Credit: Dmitri Kasterine: www.kasterine.com YALSA Book Awards and Booklists for Libraries *YALSA has launched the new 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. Awards & Seals | Selected Lists I Teen Book Finder app & database I Committee Contacts | Additional Resources While these books and media have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.
2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults Each year, YALSA presents the Best Fiction for Young Adults list after ALA's Midwinter Meeting. This year’s list of 98 books was drawn from 175 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse. Book Recommendations Looking for a good book? Here are some resources to help you find the perfect read. In the library Stop by our Reader’s Advisory shelves near the Reference desk to look at a variety of books bursting with recommendations in every imaginable genre. Pick up your free copy of Bookpage, a monthly newspaper full of reviews of new books.
22 Websites that are Beautiful and Useful Here at WDL, we like to keep you inspired by showing you beautifully designed websites every week with our web design inspirational lists. Today we decided to go a different route, and instead of picking a single “theme” of examples, we gathered examples of websites that are inspiring and useful for web designers. We gathered different tools and skill sharing websites to show you so you can be inspired and also discover a nice tool/service.
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award - Indiana Library Federation The 2014 Rosie Results are in! 78 school participated; 4436 readers; 11,053 votes The Winner: Divergent with 6277 votes Honor Titles: The Fault in Our Stars with 6264 The New York Review of Books David Shulman Alaa Badarneh/EPA/Corbis Since the Gaza war began, an unprecedented wave of blood lust and racist violence has raged within Israel. Similar manifestations have occurred in earlier periods. What makes the present moment distinct is the incitement by politicians, including members of the cabinet, the Knesset, and other figures within the Israeli establishment. David Cole Honoré Daumier On Tuesday, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced the revised USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan bill to rein in the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone and Internet records.
America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl Word of the day: Zaftig /zäftig/ adjective: (of a woman) Having a full, rounded figure; plump. Meet Hilda, the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers and pin-up art’s best kept secret. Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the 1950s up until the early 1980s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the 1960s. “She’s a creation out of my head. LibraryReads: The September list - Blog Post Because we love libraries, we're very excited about the new LibraryReads program. In case you haven't heard about it, here's how it works: Library staffers across the country nominate the books coming out each month that they've really enjoyed reading and are most eager to recommend to library patrons. The 10 that receive the most nominations are compiled onto a list of books that have the endorsement of not just one but many librarians—so you know they're going to be good. Without further ado, the September LibraryReads list:
10 Freaking Creepy Japanese Urban Legends Japan, believe it or not, is a very, very dark and scary place… A lot of Japanese urban legends basically say this: Don’t ever freakin’ travel alone. They also have a fascination with the bathroom. Is it because we let loose in it? Lose a part of ourselves? The American Scholar: Book Reviews Book Reviews Gary Saul Morson A young Bolshevik revolutionary's unlikely and bloody rise to power Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928· By Stephen Kotkin Natalie Angier Books of Cities Infographic on Behance Infographic Assignment. Florida Atlantic University Spring 2013 Professor: Jeane Cooper The goal of this assignment was to create an easily understandable infographic about any interesting topic. Books of Cities measures the quantity of books, written in the English language, that refers to 10 major cities in the world between 1800 and 2000.