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Tumblr launches book club. Watch out, 'Today' show - Los Angeles Times

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“Fangirl” is a YA book – is it a book that you think adults are reading too? "Fangirl" is a book that all my friends ...
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In the Stacks: New young adult books - Juneau Empire (subscription)

In the Stacks: New young adult books
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Look for new Young Adult books on the New Book Shelves at all the public libraries – scan for the books with the yellow tape on their spines.
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Microtrends in YA Fiction

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Last fall I did a post about microtrends in YA fiction, which talked about themes or topics that were popping up in a few YA books at the same time, even if the stories weren't necessarily comparable or read alikes to one another.

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Markus Zusak's Blog - FIRST BOOK THIEF TRAILER: the Girl, the books & the voice of... - August 21, 2013 09:35

Markus Zusak's Blog - FIRST BOOK THIEF TRAILER: the Girl, the books & the voice of... - August 21, 2013 09:35 | YA Literature | Scoop.it
FIRST BOOK THIEF TRAILER: the Girl, the books & the voice of Death.And so it is – just on eight years after The Book Thief was first published, here...

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BJ Neary's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:04 PM

I love this book and can't wait to see the movie! Awesome trailer!

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Young Adult Fiction — Rachael Reads

For years, I have turned my nose up at young adult (YA) fiction. I have been a voracious reader for my entire life, and hadn't read young adult book since my childhood — even when I was a young adult (in this case, meant to ...
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Wildlife and Raven Flight - Sydney Morning Herald

Wildlife and Raven Flight - Sydney Morning Herald | YA Literature | Scoop.it
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Wildlife and Raven Flight
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Pan Macmillan, $16.99. RAVEN FLIGHT Juliet Marillier Pan Macmillan, $16.99.

 

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I have read other books by these authors and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Look forward to discovering their latest novels.

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COMIC-CON FEATURES WHAT'S NEW IN YA GRAPHIC NOVELS

COMIC-CON FEATURES WHAT'S NEW IN YA GRAPHIC NOVELS | YA Literature | Scoop.it
One of the panels at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013 talked about what was new in the area of Young Adult Graphic Novels. The panel actually featured a selection of authors featured in books popular with young ...
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What Separates 'City Of Bones' or 'Divergent' From 'Twilight' or 'Hunger Games ... - Forbes

What Separates 'City Of Bones' or 'Divergent' From 'Twilight' or 'Hunger Games ... - Forbes | YA Literature | Scoop.it
What Separates 'City Of Bones' or 'Divergent' From 'Twilight' or 'Hunger Games ...
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Dark Materials: Reflecting on Dystopian Themes in Young Adult Literature

Lesson Plan | Six ways to approach "dark," post-apocalyptic young adult fiction.

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penguinteen: Updated post! We’ve added events...

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penguinteen: “ Updated post! We’ve added events from all across the country (even one event in Vietnam!) for the anniversary of The Fault in Our Stars! Check below for a live streaming or trivia (or...

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cynthia jabar's curator insight, January 8, 2013 8:21 PM

This is a wonderful entry point into the stories/storyworld of John Green, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars. He is also the co-creator of the youtube channel: vlogbrothers.

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15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read - Mashable.com

15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read - Mashable.com | YA Literature | Scoop.it

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Young-adult books are almost inescapable, even if you haven't visited the teen section of your local library since high school.

 

Big-budget movie adaptations of young-adult books like Divergent and The Maze Runner come out next year and John Green's bestselling YA novel The Fault in Our Stars was included in many of last year's best book roundups that were otherwise full of adult fiction. It's a genre that readers have realized is not just for high schoolers."


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Crossing Over Into the Brave New World of Adult Dystopian Fiction | The Hub

Crossing Over Into the Brave New World of Adult Dystopian Fiction | The Hub | YA Literature | Scoop.it

Dystopian fiction. It’s everywhere — filling the local bookstore’s window displays, crowding the public library shelves, and invading Hollywood with an onslaught of recent novel-to-film adaptations. And as an avid reader and recommender of young adult literature, I’ve noticed a few distinct reactions to this particular trend among my fellow YA fiction fans. I like to divide these responses into three categories. . .

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What Kids Are Reading, In School And Out : NPR

What Kids Are Reading, In School And Out : NPR | YA Literature | Scoop.it

 

Walk into any bookstore or library, and you'll find shelves and shelves of hugely popular novels and book series for kids. But research shows that as young readers get older, they are not moving to more complex books. High-schoolers are reading books written for younger kids, and teachers aren't assigning difficult classics as much as they once did.

 

At Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., the 11th-grade honors English students are reading The Kite Runner. And students like Megan Bell are reading some heavy-duty books in their spare time. "I like a lot of like old-fashioned historical dramas," Bell says. "Like I just read Anna Karenina ... I plowed through it, and it was a really good book."

 

But most teens are not forging their way through Russian literature, says Walter Dean Myers, who is currently serving as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. A popular author of young-adult novels that are often set in the inner city, Myers wants his readers to see themselves in his books. But sometimes, he's surprised by his own fan mail.

 

"I'm glad they wrote," he says, "but it is not very heartening to see what they are reading as juniors and seniors." Asked what exactly is discouraging, Myers says that these juniors and seniors are reading books that he wrote with fifth- and sixth-graders in mind.

 

And a lot of the kids who like to read in their spare time are more likely to be reading the latest vampire novel than the classics, says Anita Silvey, author of 500 Great Books for Teens. Silvey teaches graduate students in a children's literature program, and at the beginning of the class, she asked her students — who grew up in the age of Harry Potter — about the books they like.

 

"Every single person in the class said, 'I don't like realism, I don't like historical fiction. What I like is fantasy, science fiction, horror and fairy tales.' "

 

Those anecdotal observations are reflected in a study of kids' reading habits by Renaissance Learning. For the fifth year in a row, the educational company used its Accelerated Reader program to track what kids are reading in grades one through 12.

 

Click headline to read more or listen to this NPR segment--

 


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Ness R. Cuevas's curator insight, June 13, 2013 3:26 AM

Will publish also what my students in Grade 10 are reading.

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“Introduction” – Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction

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Underwords Press presents the "Introduction" to Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction, edited by Hannah Strom-Martin and Erin Underwood. “Futuredaze is a fantastic choice for YA (and older) readers who enjoy ...
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Embracing Diversity in YA Lit

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From social media to publishing industry-led initiatives, the call for diversity in children’s and young adult literature has steadily grown into a loud roar in the past months.

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New Young Adult Titles

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Design beautiful online flyers with Smore!

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BJ Neary's curator insight, September 1, 2013 10:02 PM

Thanks Naomi Bates for these wonderful titles.  I will have plenty of reading to do.

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'Divergent' First Look Teaser Comes With Homework - Forbes

'Divergent' First Look Teaser Comes With Homework - Forbes | YA Literature | Scoop.it
Just Jared Jr. 'Divergent' First Look Teaser Comes With Homework Forbes I wrote a couple weeks ago about how the new wave of young-adult fantasy literature adaptations were at a marketing disadvantage because their respective mythologies were often...
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What Is It About Young Adult Literature?

I never read Maureen Johnson as a teen, but after discovering her delightful Twitter persona, I decided I was a huge fan. And because it seems silly to be a fan of an author without reading their b...
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Honours even, if only for the moment - The Australian

Honours even, if only for the moment - The Australian | YA Literature | Scoop.it
Honours even, if only for the moment The Australian The $80,000 prize for young adult fiction went to indigenous writer Bruce Pascoe for Fog a Dox, a story of a fox cub raised by a dingo, and the $80,000 award for children's fiction was won by...
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Dystopian Literature for Young Adults - MAME 38

Had fun presenting 'Dystopian Lit for YA' at MAME conference - http://t.co/IY9N57DU (Can Dystopia stuff be fun??

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Author interview: Fiona Wood on breaking down YA gender divides - Hypable

Author interview: Fiona Wood on breaking down YA gender divides - Hypable | YA Literature | Scoop.it
Author interview: Fiona Wood on breaking down YA gender divides Hypable Australian author Fiona Wood speaks to Hypable about her newest novel Wildlife (companion to Six Impossible Things), the importance of discussing gender divides within Young...
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What Makes You Keep Reading?

What Makes You Keep Reading? | YA Literature | Scoop.it

After reading a certain blue, white and black book written by John Green in a single day, I started thinking. Truth is, the only thing The Fault in Our Stars has in common with most of the books I read is that it happens to be a YA novel. There aren't any high-action scenes or evil villains to destroy or superpowers or magic or spaceships or horrific dystopian societies that must be overturned.

 

And yet, I whipped through its 318 pages like nobody's business and loved every moment of it. So it got me thinking: what really makes readers keep reading?


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Gabbie J's curator insight, May 9, 2014 2:08 PM

I found this website to be very interesting , I love and enjoy reading but why?This site gives me sort of an explanation on why I do , though I don't think anybody can find out the true meaning of loving to do something. But at least this gets us somewhere.

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Young adult fiction - The Australian

Young adult fiction - The Australian | YA Literature | Scoop.it
Young adult fictionThe AustralianYA fiction aimed at older readers is a growth market: books that deal in adult themes and issues, although usually featuring young adult characters.

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25 Adult Books For Fans Of YA | Blog | Epic Reads

Last week during our weekly live video chat, Tea Time with Team Epic Reads, we discussed and debated what adult books are good for people who typically read YA and only YA.


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