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Best Young Adult Books For Grown-Ups In honor of National Support Teen Literature Day, we've collected the best books to pick up if you're in the mood for a little young adult lit. YA has only gotten more popular in the seven years since The Hunger Games came out in 2008. Blockbuster adaptations of stand-alone novels and series like The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner, and Divergent have made YA familiar even to those who haven't picked up a book written for teens since they were a teen themselves. But just because the box office is dominated by dystopian landscapes and John Green doesn't mean that's all YA has to offer.

asthenovelprogresses SOOO this is was super fun! My first ever challenge featuring my best friend (who is a silly goose as you can tell from the video :P) and it went WAY better than I expected it to :D I hope you enjoy the video, and if you'd like to see more challenges like this definitely let me know! For those of you who know portuguese, you can check out Eka and another one of my best friends' gaming channel here!: Quintessential summer reads I've realized something about my reading habits: once the days start growing longer and we all emerge from the winter doldrums, I read any book I can find with the word "summer" in the title. And that's what I keep reading all summer long. It's no surprise why: I grew up in a summer resort town; with the warm weather came my summer friends and my summer jobs. From Memorial Day to Labor Day each year, I basically got to live a whole different life, and now I love books with characters who get to do the same. My recent summer reads have included: Summer Sisters by Judy Blume (I reread it every year...that's my actual pool-soaked, sun-faded, dog-eared copy!)

75 Of The Coolest Librarians To Follow On Twitter Librarians have gotten a bad rap in the past, represented as bookwormish and ‘uncool’. But the fact is that today, librarians are really beginning to build up a name for themselves with their deep knowledge base and their access to huge stores of information. And social media has made it easier than ever to connect with librarians that are far beyond the norm. 2014 National Book Awards 2014 National Book Awards Images from the 2014 National Book Awards Ceremony Images from the 2014 National Book Awards Dinner After-Party Top Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015 It’s pretty early for me to think about new releases coming out this year since many new books are released in the fall. But I do love sharing what new books I’m waiting for and there are quite a few that are published this summer. I love waiting for new releases and as I have three Chapters gift cards to spend, this will be an excellent opportunity to look at books that I would like to pre-order. 1. The Invasion of the Tearling by Ericka Johansen: Featured as one of my Waiting for Wednesday posts, this sequel is one of my most anticipated summer reads!

The Hidden Prince The city of Skyvale is in trouble. Magic use is rampant. Crime is spreading. 14 YA Restagings of Classic Works of Literature With the recent success of Danielle Paige’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz adaptation Dorothy Must Die, YA retelling of classic works of literature have jumped on the market radar. April also saw the release of Great, comedian Sara Benincasa’s gender-bending adaption of The Great Gatsby, and in Maay, Alyssa B. Sheinmel’s oceanside story Second Star, gives us the story of Peter Pan through a modern 17-year-old Wendy’s eyes. Though it seems like the YA community is now buzzing with these books, it’s certainly not a new trend. Even aside from fairy tales, many classic works of literature are being modernized.

Nonfiction Award *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. AASL Pinterest Boards Log in Home Categories There’s more to see... Come take a look at what else is here! What's New in YA - The Official YABC Blog Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases! Stella Cross's heart is poisoned. 19 Young Adult Authors To Follow On Instagram Give your Instagram stream a literary makeover with this definitive list of young adult authors whose accounts you should be following. No seriously, go follow them and thank us later. If you like your InstaGs with a side of snark, then make sure to give these authors’ pics a double tap. Sara Benincasa

A Guide to YA Novels with LGBTQ Characters Queer characters in young adult fiction are hardly ubiquitous; the majority of books still feature cisgender, heterosexual characters. But a growing number of young adult novels feature characters that are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. They are moving beyond traditional coming out stories, and it’s becoming more common to see these characters in fantasy or sci-fi or for stories to feature characters with ambiguous identities. Some of these novels are explicitly marketed as LGBTQ books, and it’s easy to tell from the synopsis or book jacket that a novel features queer characters, but other times you might never know without reading the book. While it’s important for readers who seek these types of stories to be able to discover them, it’s also valuable for readers to encounter them in stories with conflicts or plots that don’t revolve around the character’s identity. * The original post has been changed to correct an error.

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