Your Connection to Teen Reads I’ve noticed an increase recently in the number of YA books being published featuring characters who are selectively mute (at least four published this year). They can speak, but choose not to – as opposed to characters that are involuntarily mute who cannot speak because of injury, illness or magic. I can’t exactly explain this trend except to say that maybe current events have made authors focus more on mental health issues. » Children's Book Reviews by StorySnoops - Our Blog Let’s start with the Honor books, shall we? Doll Bones by Holly Black Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends forever. The Librarian's Corner - The Official YABC Blog This month's Librarian's Corner features popular summer 2015 releases to keep on your radar! These are highly anticipated books that everyone is talking about and that you'll want to get your hands on as soon as possible! As a librarian I can't wait to get copies of these books in and get them into the hands of my teen and adult YA readers. 1.)
Jefferson Cup Award Click here to see our past winners and honor books The Jefferson Cup honors a distinguished biography, historical fiction or American history book for young people. Presented since 1983, the Jefferson Cup Committee’s goal is to promote reading about America’s past; to encourage the quality writing of United States history, biography and historical fiction for young people and to recognize authors in these disciplines. The Jefferson Cup Committee selects the winning title. The committee has nine members: a chairperson (selected by the previous year’s committee), one person from each VLA region (total of six persons) selected by the current chair, the past chair of the previous year’s Jefferson Cup Committee and the outgoing chairperson of Youth Services Forum. All committee members must be members of VLA.
Virginia State Reading Association Sponsored by THE VIRGINIA STATE READING ASSOCIATION in association with THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS, THE VIRGINIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, & THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA YOUTH SERVICES. Purpose To encourage young readers to become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal, to broaden students’ awareness of literature as a life-long pleasure, to encourage reading aloud in classrooms as a means of introducing reading for pleasure, and to honor favorite books and their authors.
YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists Looking for great teen books? Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books 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. Official site of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign New York, New York - June 10, 2015 - Less than one year after achieving its stretch goals during its Fall 2014 IndieGoGo campaign, We Need Diverse Books™ (WNDB™) is thrilled to announce the first five recipients of one of its biggest projects to date - the WNDB™ Publishing Internship Project. Each recipient will receive a supplementary grant and will also have access to a mentor from the WNDB™ team of writing and publishing professionals. The WNDB™ Internship Committee, an internal group made up of several volunteer team members and headed by award-winning author Linda Sue Park, began accepting applications and essays from hopeful internship applicants earlier this year. By working closely with publishing partners to inform them of the scope and requirements of the grant, the committee wished to encourage the consideration of diverse candidates.
Tor/Forge Blog New York City, December 14, 2011 – World Book Night U.S. has announced the selection of its honorary national chairperson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Anna Quindlen, and revealed the WBN 2012 U.S. book picks. In addition, World Book Night U.S. has opened the registration process for those wishing to become volunteer book givers. World Book Night is an ambitious campaign to give away a million free books across America all on one day — April 23, 2012 — by enlisting 50,000 volunteer book lovers to help promote reading by going into their communities and distributing free copies of a book they especially enjoy.
What to read next Hi! I've been looking for YA books with a lesbian or bisexual girl as a main character and I haven't been able to find anything to fit my tastes. Can you please give me a list of books like this that you've found? Thanks!