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 online audiobooks sources list (Please note, WYLD has selected OneClickdigital so you will experience a platform change. For more information, please visit this link.) There are several websites that offer DRM-free mp3s of works in the public domain. SYNC offers a mixture of new and classic YA audiobooks as mp3s every month.LoudLit.org pairs “great literature and accompanying audio” and notes that by “putting the text and audio together, readers can learn spelling, punctuation and paragraph structure by listening and reading masterpieces of the written word.”Free Classic AudioBooks offers books in both mp3 and m4b formats.LibriVox bills itself as “acoustical liberation of books in the public domain.” Have you found any other sources for free digital audiobooks?
The Adventures of Library Girl Minority Books | Teacher Reading Resources | Books for Homeschooling The list: 100 Great Science Fiction Stories by Women | It Doesn't Have To Be Right... Now let the arguing begin… The list below contains 100 pieces of short fiction – short stories, novelettes and novellas – by women writers, published between 1927 and 2012. Each author appears only once. The stories are by no means the best by each writer. In most cases, I’m simply not familiar enough with an oeuvre to choose the best; in other cases, I’ve picked a story I’ve read and thought good, and yes, there are a few of my favourite stories in the list too. I’ve not read them all – some came from suggestions on Twitter or on an earlier post on this blog (many thanks to all who contributed), others I took from various award lists or Year’s Best TOCs. The point of the exercise was to demonstrate that women have been writing good science fiction since the beginnings of the genre – a point signally ignored by the table of contents of the 1978 anthology 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories, which contained only five stories by women. Like this: Like Loading...
The African-American Mosaic Exhibition February 9–August 29, 1994 This exhibit marks the publication of The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. A noteworthy and singular publication, the Mosaic is the first Library-wide resource guide to the institution's African-American collections. Covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surveys the full range size, and variety of the Library's collections, including books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound. Moreover, the African-American Mosaic represents the start of a new kind of access to the Library's African-American collections, and, the Library trusts, the beginning of reinvigorated research and programming drawing on these, now systematically identified, collections. This exhibit is but a sampler of the kinds of materials and themes covered by the publication and the Library's collections. Back to top
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.
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