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App Store - YALSA’s Teen Book Finder

Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about YALSA’s Teen Book Finder on the App Store. Download YALSA’s Teen Book Finder and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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A Curriculum Staple: Reading Aloud to Teens

A Curriculum Staple: Reading Aloud to Teens | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Young people often listen at a higher comprehension level than they read, according to Jim Trelease, author of
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Best Books 2015: Middle Grade

Best Books 2015: Middle Grade | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
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Getting to know 6th grade literature
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Opinion: Do We Honor Girls’ Stories? The Double Standard of YA Lit

Opinion: Do We Honor Girls’ Stories? The Double Standard of YA Lit | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Editor, blogger, former librarian Kelly Jensen asks why girls' stories in YA often take a backseat to boys' narratives during book awards season.
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Seven YA novels that show the lives of teens across the world

Seven YA novels that show the lives of teens across the world | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Many fantasy, sci-fi and historical novels are set in or inspired by countries across the world, but YA contemporary stories disproportionately take place in the US and UK – and those that are set in other countries are often told by newcomer suffering from culture shock, rather than an actual native. Here teen site member John Hansen recommends his favourite geographically diverse YA books that provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of teenagers throughout the world
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Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth: 2015, by Ilene Cooper | Booklist Online

Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth: 2015, by Ilene  Cooper | Booklist Online | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Booklist Online Book Review: Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth: 2015.Cooper, Ilene (author).FEATURE.First published September 15, 2015 (Booklist).Books For Youth - Fiction - Romance
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Realistic fiction tackles teen issues while it entertains listeners | Listen In

Realistic fiction tackles teen issues while it entertains listeners | Listen In | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
This month we’ve gathered a diverse selection of stories featuring teen protagonists facing many different challenges and situations.
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There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake review – ‘a clever and immersive thriller’

There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake review – ‘a clever and immersive thriller’ | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
A deaf teenager wrestles with two versions of reality when a coyote gives her a quest in this energtic, stylish YA novel
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'Paper Towns' trailer: John Green's next movie project debuts

'Paper Towns' trailer: John Green's next movie project debuts | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Last summer, the adaptation of John Green 's YA novel "The Fault In Our Stars" was a huge hit at the box office, eventually tallying more than $300 million. This summer comes the next -- but unrelated -- John Green adaptation, "Paper Towns."
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Canadian author condemns 'anti-gay' protest against his young-adult novel

Canadian author condemns 'anti-gay' protest against his young-adult novel | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Raziel Reid hits back after petition calls for Canadian Council for the Arts to revoke award for his ‘offensive and graphic’ novel, When Everything Feels Like the Movies
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Authors and teenagers share the books that saved their life

Authors and teenagers share the books that saved their life | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
From Judy Blume to My Mad Fat Diary to Catcher in the Rye, authors and teen site members share the books that saved their lives – on Blue Monday (whether or not it’s the most depressing day of the year!)
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Bibliotherapy for Teens: An Expanded Booklist

Bibliotherapy for Teens: An Expanded Booklist | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Our November feature article and booklist “Bibliotherapy for Teens” by Erin E. Moulton received an outpouring of positive feedback from readers. Here’s an updated booklist with readers' suggestions.
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Writers Speak to Kids: Gordon Korman

Writers Speak to Kids: Gordon Korman | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Gordon Korman, author of many books, including the 'Swindle' series and the 'Titanic' series, discusses the narrator's voice and how dialogue can help to create a character. This video is part of the NBC Learn original series, 'Writers Speak to Kids.'
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“This Side of Wild” | A Conversation with Gary Paulsen | School Library Journal

“This Side of Wild” | A Conversation with Gary Paulsen | School Library Journal | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
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10 Writing "Rules" We Wish More Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Would Break

10 Writing "Rules" We Wish More Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Would Break | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Science fiction and fantasy are genres where almost anything can happen — as long as the author can make it seem plausible, and as long as it’s part of a good story. But that doesn’t mean there are no rules. If anything, the fact that these genres are so wide open mean that there are tons of rules out there, some unspoken and some written in black and white.
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Why fiction can help us understand the Syrian refugee crisis

Why fiction can help us understand the Syrian refugee crisis | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
The award-winning author of After Tomorrow on how stories invite us to explore what people who happen to be refugees are going through, leaving the places they know and becoming strangers in a strange land
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Lives and times - The Horn Book

Lives and times - The Horn Book | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
The settings of these narrative nonfiction titles span decades and geography — from WWII Denmark to contemporary Malawi — but the issues they explore are incredibly timely. When heavy rains, then drought, devastated his country of Malawi and the corrupt government didn’t respond, young William Kamkwamba used his scientific ingenuity to help people in need. …
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Killer Manga, a Whodunit, & Noelle Stevenson’s “Nimona” | YA Graphic Novels

Killer Manga, a Whodunit, & Noelle Stevenson’s “Nimona” | YA Graphic Novels | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
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2015 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

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Ten YA Retellings of Beauty and the Beast

Ten YA Retellings of Beauty and the Beast | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
You know that romantic tale of one fair maiden and a prince who has been cursed to look like a beast. The love of the young woman helps to free the prince from the curse and he becomes a handsome young men once again. Here are several retellings of the fairy tale that appeal to modern day teens.
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Far-Out Science Fiction | SLJ Spotlight

Far-Out Science Fiction | SLJ Spotlight | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Four out-of-this-world YA novels that will grab teens’ attention.
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Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2014

Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2014 | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
The Adult Books 4 Teens reviewers have come together to nominate, discuss, and winnow the best titles of the year into a list that guarantees a combination of excellence and appeal to young adults. The following are must-have titles for teens and were originally reviewed on SLJ’s Adult Books 4 Teens blog.
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