Welcome to Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka.. Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers. Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No one is quite sure why. Some of the reasons are biological. Some of the reasons are sociological.
Organizing BooktalksReader’s Advisory can take many forms, but my favorite is booktalking. The beginning of a new semester is the perfect opportunity to reach out to teachers and offer to do booktalks for their classes. Last week, I gave booktalks for twelve classes. Each booktalking session averaged three to seven books which can become a management nightmare. I use the following method to organize booktalks so that if teachers wish for me to booktalk more than once to their classes, I can be assured I am not repeating myself. Organizing Booktalks
Coretta Scott King Book Award RecipientsAuthor Award Winner Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans” (Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers). “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans” is an extensive volume focusing on American history as it intertwines with the lives of African Americans. The story is told from the viewpoint of an elderly woman who shares her life story while highlighting pivotal historical events including abolition, the Great Migration, World War II, and the Civil Rights movement.Great Graphic NovelsSkip to main content Great Graphic Novels Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA. Visit YALSA's Teen Book Finder Database, a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners.
Top 100 Young Adult Book Blogs and Websites in 20191. Epic Reads Blog | YA Book Recommendations & Bookish Fun New York City, New York, United States About Blog Epic Reads, brought to you by HarperCollins Publishers, is the largest online community of fans of young adult books!reviews of fiction of interest to LGBTQ teensJames Klise, April 2014. Sophomore tennis player Saba Khan is devastated when a fire destroys her family’s West Rogers Park apartment. Saba goes to private school, and the other students and their families rally around her, offering their help to get her back on her feet. The school decides to hold an auction to benefit the Khan family, and in the process, siblings Kevin and Kendra Spoon find artwork in an alley. The art turns out to be lost works by Henry Darger, and is worth at least half a million dollars. Then it disappears.
Position Statement on the Value of Independent Reading in the School Library ProgramThe following position statement is currently under review to align with the National School Library Standards. In an information age, literacy demands not only the ability to read and write, but also the ability to process information and communicate effectively. Research suggests that reading proficiency increases with the amount of time spent reading voluntarily.Newbery Medal2020s | 2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s | 1950s | 1940s | 1930s | 1920s Click here for Newbery Medal and Honor Books 1922-Present (PDF 200kb) List with downloads of Newbery, Caldecott and Legacy Award Winning Speeches 2020 Medal Winner: New Kid, written and illustrated by Jerry Craft (HarperCollins)
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)*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. Each year, the Popular Paperbacks committee creates lists of books to encourage young adults to read for pleasure.