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Wilma Carter's insight:
Don't forget this great site from the Victorian State library.
One of the three themes for YALSA’s 2014 Popular Paperback for Young Adults (PPYA) list is “Conflicted: Life During Wartime.” It’s an exciting new path, as this is the first time the committee has ever compiled a war-themed list before.
Identity is such a huge part of the teenage years. When most teens are simply trying to figure out who they are, some teens are being yanked out of the comfort of their everyday lives and given new identities. Since today we are talking about The...
"Welcome to the eleventh grade, loser." - page 61 If books could go through puberty, this is what you would get: funny, sarcastic, and heartbreaking all at once. A little voice crack here, a little embarrassment there. Ah, the glory of the...
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle's justly loved young adult novel about children who must rescue a dimension-hopping physicist who has been trapped by a malignant intelligence bent...
Wilma Carter's insight:
Madeline L'Engle draws you into her "out of this world" fantasies by getting the reader involved with her characters.The graphic novel looks promising.
"Knowing the appeal Kinney's books have for reluctant readers, we asked the author and game developer (he created Poptropica) -- who has two boys of his own, age 11 and 8 -- if he had any suggestions for how parents can help get their kids into reading. Here are his six tips..."
I walk past the revolving lights of the ambulance. Past the security vehicles, the police officers, the chatter of voices over shortwave radios. "Do you need a ride?" the gate guard says. "I'm good," I say.
With the upcoming release of what is sure to be a wonderful short story anthology edited by Neil Gaiman, Unnatural Creatures, I’ve seen many interesting new short storiy anthologies geared towards young adults.
Being different and forced to depend on your wits to survive is a theme in Trash by Andy Mulligan (2011). Trash involves four children — Raphael, Gordo, Rat, and Pia — who live a life of almost unimaginable poverty in an unnamed third world country where corruption is king and political prisoners are plentiful. Instead of attending school, they spend their days going through trash heaps, searching for anything salvageable. The kids come across an item that should never have been tossed, involving a secret that an unscrupulous politician will do anything to get back
getting caught up on book reviews. i allow myself two sentences: one for summary and one for my review. Young Adult Fiction That's Not a Feeling, by Dan Josefson 4 stars a teenage boy is sent to a residential school.
YA books with characters who are deaf or hard of hearing, or live with family members who are deaf, are few and far between, but they're out there! These books have all the good stuff: first love, heartbreak, peer pressure, ...