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Best Young Adult Fiction 2015 — Goodreads Choice Awards The 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 01, 2015. Opening Round: November 03 - 08 Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book (see eligibility below). Semifinal Round: November 10 - 15 The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Final Round: November 17 - 23 The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote! Books published in the United States in English, including works in translation and other significant rereleases, between November 16, 2014, and November 15, 2015, are eligible for the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards. We analyze statistics from the millions of books added, rated, and reviewed on Goodreads to nominate 15 books in each category.

Young Adult Books-What We're Reading Now Imagínense Libros: Celebrating Latino Children's Literature, Literacy, and Libraries The Importance of Multicultural Children's Books Reprinted by permission Literature is a powerful vehicle for helping children understand their homes, communities and the world. Even before young children can read themselves, family members, childcare providers and teachers are reading them stories about other children in far-away places, sometimes from the distant past, or about children whose lives are not unlike their own. The impressions and messages contained in these stories can last a lifetime. According to the Cooperative Children's Book Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, of the 4,500 children's books published in the United States in 1997, 88 were by African-American authors and/or illustrators, 88 were by Latino/a authors or about Latino/a themes, 64 books were on Native American themes and 66 were about Asians and Asian Americans. Unfortunately, not all children's literature sends the messages that we want children to learn. 1For updated statistics, please see Children's Books by and about People of Color

Best Books 2014 — Goodreads Choice Awards The 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 03, 2014. Opening Round: Nov 04 - 09 Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book (see eligibility below). Semifinal Round: Nov 11 - 16 The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Final Round: Nov 18 - 25 The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote! Books published in the United States in English, including works in translation and other significant rereleases, between November 17, 2013, and November 15, 2014, are eligible for the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards. We analyze statistics from the millions of books added, rated, and reviewed on Goodreads to nominate 15 books in each category.

The Adventures of Library Girl Minority Books | Teacher Reading Resources | Books for Homeschooling Multicultural Fiction for Teenagers | Madison Public Library The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. 2007Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. 2006Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins. 2010Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other. Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez. 2002In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo. Down to the Bone by Mayra L.

The Top 25 Young Adult Novels of 2014 It has been an absolute break-out year for young adult literature. With movies like The Fault In Our Stars, Divergent, and Mockingjay: Part I practically breaking the box office, and loads and loads of think pieces about adults reading YA fiction, young adult has broken into the mainstream conversation. Hey, you haven't made it until the haters are tearing you down, right? Subsequently, it was a great year to be a young adult author — but it was an even more amazing year to be a young adult reader, because those authors were up to the challenge. There were so many amazing YA fiction novels out in 2014 that it was a major challenge to choose only 25 to name. To do so, I eliminated some great choices from deserving authors. The top 25 best books of 2014 are presented in no particular order, except for my No. 1 book of the year, which is celebrated at the end. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer (Dutton Juvenile) Panic by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins) Conversion by Katherine Howe (Putnam Juvenile) J.C.

Welcome to my Tweendom CBCA Tasmania blog Resource: Teaching Multicultural Literature: A Workshop for the Middle Grades Workshop 1: Engagement and Dialogue: Julia Alvarez, James McBride, Lensey Namioka, and more In New York City, Carol O'Donnell and her students explore themes of multiple worlds and dual identities. They read poetry by Diana Chang and Naomi Shihab Nye, the novel The Color of Water by James McBride, essays and short stories by Gish Jen, Khoi Luu, Lensey Namioka, and Julia Alvarez, and a monologue by Tina Lee. Through a series of innovative drama, role-playing, and writing activities, students examine the social and cultural experiences of the characters, and reflect on their own definitions and experiences of identity. Go to this unit. Workshop 2: Engagement and Dialogue: Judith Ortiz Cofer and Nikki Grimes The workshop begins with a profile of the writer Judith Ortiz Cofer and then moves to Vista, California, where Akiko Morimoto and her students read short stories from Cofer's collection, An Island Like You.

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