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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

Kate Gordon FYI, you should probably know this post was written oodles of ages ago – technology gremlins invaded our house and ate everything. But we’re up and running again, so hurrah and here (finally) ’tis! I wrote most of a blog post just now, on sadness. I’ve been reading, you see, about brave, wild souls who are lost to us, because their lives were every bit as damned as they were magical. 10 Books for Middle Schoolers to Read Over the Summer School's out for summer! That means swimsuits, beach trips, summer camp, and loads of summer reading. We've rounded up 10 new books for book-hungry middle schoolers. Five picks are nonfiction and five are fiction, but they span genres and topics as varied as the Russian Revolution and futuristic empires, touching memoirs and clever urban fantasies. And if your kids are reluctant readers, find some tips from Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney.

Association for Library Service to Children Growing Up in Africa - PDF Growing Up in the Americas - PDF Growing Up in Asia and the Middle East - PDF Growing Up in Australia and New Zealand - PDF Growing Up in Europe - PDF Growing Up Around the World: Books as Passports to Global Understanding for Children in the United States is a project of the International Relations Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children. We undertook this project in memory of Zena Sutherland, a past International Relations Committee member with a longstanding commitment to high standards for children’s books and to understanding other cultures around the world. Through Growing Up Around the World, we hope to make books that accurately depict contemporary life in other countries more widely available to American children.

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: November 04 - 09 Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book (see eligibility below). Semifinal Round: November 11 - 16 Australian children's books Australian children's books are an art form rich with invention, exploration and feeling. They are part of a tradition of as well as establishing themselves as part of visual art. Three Walpiri boys reading books they prefer – about their own culture, May 1976. Image by and courtesy of Ludo Kuipers.

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.

15 Australian Picture Books Everyone Should Read - Misrule OK, here we go. As I mentioned in my last blog post, I am taking a riff off this article by Susan Wyndham in this week's summer Sydney Morning Herald. The idea is to list, in Susan's words: ''15 Australian books - and some extra suggestions - that every Australian can enjoy if they want to understand our literature, our country and ourselves''. Culture is a conversation and knowing these books enables us to talk to each other."

Diversity in YA In honor of Women’s History Month, here are 10 diverse young adult historical novels about girls. Descriptions are from Worldcat. Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis (Alfred A. Knopf) Misrule I've just got home from a school drama performance. I don't go to these very often any more—I have a few nieces and one nephew who were into drama, but they've all finished school now, and anyway, it was only the nephew who was in Sydney, so I didn't see too many of the niece's productions at their school in Canberra. And I don't have kids of my own, and I'm not a teacher any more—so what was I doing at a high school drama performance?

Diversify YA Life: Social Justice League-Reader's Advisory for Teens Dealing with Social Issues - The Hub As library workers, especially those of us who work with teens, our role can shift to “social worker” in an instant. Our teen patrons visit the library everyday and they begin to trust and confide in us. Because most of us don’t have the training to work with at-risk youth, we can feel a little helpless but we don’t have to because we have the power of a good book. About a year ago, a member of my book discussion group seemed to be questioning his sexuality and he never talked about it. I gave him Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith to read because I thought the ending was perfect for his situation. He loved the book and now he’s very open with his sexuality and he accepts who he is.

Australian literature: Indigenous select the Browse alphabetically tab choose subjects from the drop-down list Type your keywords in the search bar Selected works: Black Words, White Page: Aboriginal Literature 1929-1988 by Adam Shoemaker. This award-winning study – the first comprehensive treatment of the nature and significance of Indigenous Australian literature – was based upon the author’s doctoral research at The Australian National University and was first published by UQP in 1989.