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A Letter to Teachers: Stop telling teens that you don’t like them! | hippodilly circus

A Letter to Teachers: Stop telling teens that you don’t like them! | hippodilly circus | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
Excerpt from a text message conversation I had with a 17 year old friend: There are so many things wrong with this. The biggest problem is that it’s all too familiar. I’ve heard teachers, administrators, counselors and others say things like this. Basically dismissing things that teens like. I don’t know what prompted the teacher…
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Really good points in this post about not dismissing teens, their interests, and the books they read.

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Community Post: 10 Early Autumn YA Books To Fall For

Community Post: 10 Early Autumn YA Books To Fall For | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
Summer is coming to a close and the leaves are about to start changing. Check out these 10 books that are perfect for any student or YA fiction lover that will prepare you for Autumn.
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Excited to see Shades of Doon and Never Said (both from my publisher, Blink) on this list.

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Ten must-read YA novels you've probably never heard of

Ten must-read YA novels you've probably never heard of | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
Just like adult fiction, popular YA books such as The Hunger Games or Divergent are not representative of the sheer diversity of titles and authors out there. Teen site member jhansenwrites, creator of #VeryRealisticYA, explores some of the totally unique YA books you’ve probably not come across but really ought to look up…
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Some intriguing titles here.

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10 Reasons Why Kids Need to Read Non-Disney Fairy Tales | Brightly

10 Reasons Why Kids Need to Read Non-Disney Fairy Tales | Brightly | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
Complicated, thought-provoking, and magical, old-school fairy tales are filled with complexities that are often missing from their big-screen retellings.
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Yes! This! One of my favorite college courses was on fairy tales. There's so much more there than the Disney versions.

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Man with rare antibodies has saved 2 million babies’ lives through blood donations

Man with rare antibodies has saved 2 million babies’ lives through blood donations | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
James Harrison, 78, has been dubbed “The Man with the Golden Arm” and a national hero in Australia for saving 2 million newborns’ lives by donating his plasma, Fox 13 Now reported.
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I found this article fascinating since the heroine of my novel, Curio, has rare blood that makes her a target for the evil Chemists and has the potential to save numerous lives. 

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9 franchise-starting young adult films that struggled - Den of Geek!

9 franchise-starting young adult films that struggled - Den of Geek! | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
For every Harry Potter or Hunger Games series, there are those franchises that didn't quite set the world on fire...
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The top 10 bad boys in teen and YA Fiction

The top 10 bad boys in teen and YA Fiction | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
From the Vampire Diaries’ Damon Salvatore to Maggie Stiefvater’s dark and dirty Ronan Lynch, bad boys have found a lasting home in teen/YA fiction.
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You're welcome.

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20 New Titles for Children's Books (Based Entirely on Their Covers)!

20 New Titles for Children's Books (Based Entirely on Their Covers)! | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
You've got to judge them on SOMETHING?
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This Man Invented a Font to Help People With Dyslexia Read

This Man Invented a Font to Help People With Dyslexia Read | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
Why has no one thought of this before?
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Bravo!

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Why Animals Make the Best Protagonists - GeekDad (blog)

Why Animals Make the Best Protagonists - GeekDad (blog) | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
John Patrick Green grew up on Long Island and on comic books, and has been making his own since middle school. He ponders why so many books have animal protagonists. Continue reading →
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Very interesting insight here.

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What teens will be reading next

What teens will be reading next | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
These young adult trends influence which books publishers market toward teens. Here's a look ahead at 2015.
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Look Out Look Out Look Out: The Dark YA Fiction Of The Shangri-Las

Look Out Look Out Look Out: The Dark YA Fiction Of The Shangri-Las | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
We take a moment to consider some boot-wearing masters of the teen tragedy genre.
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"But what The Shangri-Las were into was not just love and death and teenagers, but love and death and teenagers and important messages about life, just like a lot of your better YA fiction."

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Write All the Words! – Banned Books Month Guest Post from Luke Reynolds: We Are All Icebergs

Write All the Words! – Banned Books Month Guest Post from Luke Reynolds: We Are All Icebergs | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
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Brilliant post about banned books and the incredible truths that lie beneath the "objectionable" surface. I'm thankful my son has a teacher like Mr. Reynolds this year.

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Ten YA Books You Don’t Want to Miss by Elizabeth Zdrodowski

Ten YA Books You Don’t Want to Miss by Elizabeth Zdrodowski | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
As part of the Florida Teens Read committee, I have reviewed and discussed over 100 YA books in the last year. I thought I would highlight some of my favorite reads for a Top Ten Nerdy Post. This l...
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I am seeing Jackaby everywhere. I think I need to pick it up!

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How To Make Your Bookish LEGO Dreams Come True

How To Make Your Bookish LEGO Dreams Come True | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
Have an idea for a bookish-themed LEGO set? Check out and vote for current book-related LEGO proposals and get some inspiration for your own project.

Via Sara Rosett
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Discworld is my favorite!

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, July 29, 2015 9:13 AM

Must get my kids on this right away. :) 

#tw

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Students' Thoughts About Book Covers

Students' Thoughts About Book Covers | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
In 2012 I polled both my Young Adult Literature class and my freshmen classes to learn their opinions about book covers. The results were enlightening. During the spring one of my Facebook "memorie...
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27 Prom Dresses: Gowns Inspired By Our Favorite YA Novels | Bookish

27 Prom Dresses: Gowns Inspired By Our Favorite YA Novels | Bookish | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
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Gorgeous covers. Gorgeous dresses. And it's nice to see at least some diversity here.

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23 Struggles Only Book Nerds Will Understand

23 Struggles Only Book Nerds Will Understand | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
The struggle is very, very real.
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I just happened to glance at my Amazon wish list and I had a little pity party right there because I need all the books.

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Why are so many adults reading YA and teen fiction?

Why are so many adults reading YA and teen fiction? | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it

A survey in 2012 showed that 55% of YA readers are actually adults – why is this the case and is it a problem, asks site member British Biblioholic


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Good thoughts here from a new adult still reading and loving YA, just like any sane person ought to.

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2015 Feminist YA Novel Book Recommendations

2015 Feminist YA Novel Book Recommendations | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
YA Book Recommendations for Feminists
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Yes!

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"All About Those Books" MDIHS Library - YouTube

The Mount Desert Island High School version of Meghan Trainor's "All About The Bass". Starring Mary Ellen Sharp Her Friends: Cala Coffman Mary Paola Thistle ...
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Because there is nothing cooler than teens who read.

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15 Awesome Bookish Jack O'Lanterns - BOOK RIOT

15 Awesome Bookish Jack O'Lanterns - BOOK RIOT | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
For fans of Halloween and books, there’s something irresistible about a good literary jack o’lantern. It’s not only fun to see what other book lovers have created on the canvas of a pumpkin, but it’s also neat to think about … Continued

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I do love a well-carved pumpkin.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, October 26, 2014 2:49 PM

Awesome, but too advanced for me to try! 

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14 Amazing Bookish Halloween Costumes for Children - BOOK RIOT

14 Amazing Bookish Halloween Costumes for Children - BOOK RIOT | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
Halloween approaches. Let's prepare by cooing over these bookish Halloween costumes for the littlest of readers.

Via Sara Rosett
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A little Happy for your Monday. Our oldest was a hobbit for his second Halloween. Must dig those pictures out for the oohing and the ahhing and the MOM!!!!-ing.

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Go Forth and Re-Read Your Favorite Books From Childhood: A Dare - BOOK RIOT

Go Forth and Re-Read Your Favorite Books From Childhood: A Dare - BOOK RIOT | Young Adult Fiction | Scoop.it
There’s a not-so-secret society of adults who actively (and sometimes exclusively) read YA fiction, as if it’s a fattening indulgence that cannot be denied. But I think – and this could be the little Tinkerbell in me praying for us … Continued
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For me it would be the Oz books, E. Nesbit's works, The Chronicles of Narnia, Jane Eyre, and Anne of Green Gables.

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