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Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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140+ Books for the Boys of YA

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Fabulous collection for a reading challenge or as a spur to get teens to debate what should be dropped or added:

"...we’d like to present this wall of over 140 books that we think will speak to the boys of YA. They’re full of adventure, magic, real-world issues, and romance. Some of them are even written by - *gasp* - women. They give us all kinds of male figures: strong, brave, struggling, emotional, confused, and yes - even a few great role models. Most of all, they give us great stories for any reader -- almost all of these books appeal to us as adult women even though we are probably not the target audience from a marketing perspective. That being said, while we do think that there will always be outlier readers who feel comfortable reading anything and everything (and we love them for it), we also realize that it might be a struggle to hand-sell a book with a girl in a dress on the cover or a romance-driven plot to the "average" boy. We'd love to think of this list as a tool for educators, librarians, parents, and teens to find a great read for the boys in their lives, but anyone who enjoys a great story will find something in this wall of books."


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SF Signal: FLOWCHART: Navigating NPR's Top 100 SciFi & Fantasy

SF Signal: FLOWCHART: Navigating NPR's Top 100 SciFi & Fantasy | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
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Based on the Book

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"Based on the Book is a compilation of over 1,250 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures. Utilizing the Internet Movie Database as the authority, all movies in this collection have been released as feature-length films in the United States, in English, since 1980." Provided by Mid-Continent Public Library, Missouri, USA.

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Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books : NPR

Your Picks:  Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books : NPR | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.
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ReadIt1st

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"We created Read it 1st because five of the top 10 movies of 2010 were based on books. Most of the people who watched those movies had never read the book. In fact, most people in America read fewer than two books per year. While movies are great, and we love them, the stories from those movies were originally envisioned in a different way. A way that requires more interaction, more brain, more relaxation, more free time, and more commitment. We think those are all things that the world doesn't have enough of these days. So we wanted to tell the world that we were pledging to read the book before we watch the movie from this day forth. And we also wanted to invite the world to do that with us."

Read it 1st was envisioned by Hank Green and created by Nerdfighteria, an online community of awesome people who do awesome things. Find out more about Nerdfighters here: http://nerdfighters.ning.com/ 

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Serving Teens through Readers' Advisory - Books / Professional Development - Books for Public Librarians - Books for School Librarians - Products for Young Adults - ALA Store

Serving Teens through Readers' Advisory - Books / Professional Development - Books for Public Librarians - Books for School Librarians - Products for Young Adults - ALA Store | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"Getting teens to read for fun is the ultimate challenge, yet research shows that it improves skills in grammar and spelling while expanding vocabularies. Readers’ Advisors who serve teens (or want to) now have an ready-to-use resource from an expert in teen Readers’ Advisory. Accessible and encouraging for beginners and an informative refresher for those more experienced, this hands-on guide addresses teens’ unique needs with practical tools."

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