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Ray Bradbury: “The Things That You Love Should Be Things That You Do.” “Books Teach Us That”

Ray Bradbury: “The Things That You Love Should Be Things That You Do.” “Books Teach Us That” | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Ray Bradbury above, in a lengthy interview with the The Big Read project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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8 Asian Fantasy Books by Asian Authors

8 Asian Fantasy Books by Asian Authors | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Asian fantasy books written by Asian authors for your summer reading!
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Most YA fiction is grown-up fiction in disguise

Most YA fiction is grown-up fiction in disguise | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
The boom in Young Adult fiction is fuelled by adult stories, told by adults in a grown-up fashion – but where does that leave teen readers?
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Dystopia is done, fantasy is finished: why realism is on the rise in YA fiction

Dystopia is done, fantasy is finished: why realism is on the rise in YA fiction | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
For years dystopian and fantasy series have dominated teen bookshelves, but now change is in the air: a new brand of gritty, down-to-earth realism is the hot new YA craze. Teen site member muchbooks explains why realistic books are the new thing, and what’s so good about it
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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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Anna Singer's curator insight, January 22, 1:13 PM
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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Librarian Creates #BlackLivesMatter Booklist for Teens

Librarian Creates #BlackLivesMatter Booklist for Teens | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Chelsea Couillard-Smith, a librarian at Hennepin County (MN) Library, created a #blacklivesmatter booklist for teens.
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Robert Muchamore's CHERUB bloopers

Robert Muchamore's CHERUB bloopers | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
As the 17th and final book in his CHERUB series is published, Robert Muchamore reveals his out-takes reel
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More Recommendations - Dystopian Literature for Young Adults - LibGuides at ACS Egham International School

More Recommendations - Dystopian Literature for Young Adults - LibGuides at ACS Egham International School | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
LibGuides. Dystopian Literature for Young Adults. More Recommendations.
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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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