Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
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Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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The Teens Are All Right: 2011's Top 5 YA Novels : NPR

The Teens Are All Right: 2011's Top 5 YA Novels : NPR | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
"Once known for its problem novels and teen melodrama, young adult fiction has developed into one of the most complex and extensive genres in literature. 2011 brought us a wealth of new reads that continue to twist traditional formulas and take risks that are, by and large, paying off with wholly unique reading experiences. A love story at the heart of a horror novel — why not? Mythical water horses in the modern world — sounds exciting. A theatrical fantasy populated with Shakespearean and fairy tale characters alike — oh, the possibilities! But no matter how varied the young adult genre becomes, today's best teen reads have one thing in common: their emotional depth, believable characters and suspense-filled storylines will keep readers of any age tearing through the pages, as proven by these five exemplary novels."
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MMU | In the Loop | Bad Bugs Book Club

MMU | In the Loop | Bad Bugs Book Club | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
The aim of the Bad Bugs Book Club is to get people interested in science, specifically microbiology, by reading books (novels) in which infectious disease forms some part of the story.
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2011 Top Teen Trends | VOYA

2011 Top Teen Trends | VOYA | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
Download the 2011 Top Teen Trends poster designed by Karen Jensen, creator of the Teen Librarian's Toolbox at Facebook.
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Operation Ajax

Operation Ajax | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
Operation Ajax is the first true-to-life spy thriller in a new genre of interactive comics experiences.

Designed specifically for the iPad, Operation Ajax is an original story inspired by the investigative journalism of best-selling author, Stephen Kinzer, and his work All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror.
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Why teens should read adult fiction

Why teens should read adult fiction | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"Parents push young-adult fiction because it's safe. But protecting kids from sex, death and adult themes is wrong."

A provocative and thought provoking opinion piece by Brian McGreevy in Salon.com.

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