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Young adult books that changed our lives - CNN

Young adult books that changed our lives - CNN | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

 What makes a book memorable? Its ability to shock, sadden or awaken some sort of emotion? Or, is it the extent to which you see yourself in the characters or the worlds they inhabit? All these characteristics and then some, judging from the responses we got to the question, "Which young adult books changed your life?"

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The Olympics Are Coming! Great Sports Reads for Teens

The Olympics Are Coming! Great Sports Reads for Teens | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Percolating with athletic action, these titles also include smartly treated coming-of-age themes that will captivate sports fanatics and couch potatoes alike.
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Interview: John Corey Whaley on Star Trek, Anxiety, and “Highly Illogical Behavior”

Interview: John Corey Whaley on Star Trek, Anxiety, and “Highly Illogical Behavior” | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
SLJ chats with Printz Award-winner John Corey Whaley about his third YA novel Highly Illogical Behavior
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How To Use Snapchat for Readers’ Advisory

How To Use Snapchat for Readers’ Advisory | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Here's how one public librarian uses the popular social media app to create booktalks that wow teen and new adult readers.
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Rick Riordan: ‘I’m hardly the first to modernise Greek myths’

Rick Riordan: ‘I’m hardly the first to modernise Greek myths’ | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
The author of the bestselling Percy Jackson series talks to Tim Adams about getting kids to read, including his own
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New Adult Books 4 Teens

New Adult Books 4 Teens | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

In addition to reviews for books written for teens (both fiction and nonfiction), I also read reviews for books written for adults that have teen appeal (the Adult Books 4 Teens column at School Library Journal is an incredibly useful resource for this reason). Here are some recent adult fiction titles we’ve added to the collection that are also recommended for teen readers…

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Rainbow Rowell: 'We need and love fantasy because it frees us from our own existence'

Rainbow Rowell: 'We need and love fantasy because it frees us from our own existence' | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

The author of Fangirl talks to teen site member Patrick Sproull about her new fantasy novel Carry On, why it’s ok for Chosen One stories to tread familiar ground and her graphic novel plans

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Tired of Reading Books About Thin, White Girls? How One Teen Is Bringing More ... - Seventeen Magazine

Tired of Reading Books About Thin, White Girls? How One Teen Is Bringing More ... - Seventeen Magazine | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Ellie Pindolia chats with us about her #FreeYourBody campaign on Wattpad.
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Books To Be Thankful For

Books To Be Thankful For | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
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As Thanksgiving rolls around, I always find myself in awe of the amount of things each and every one of us has to be thankful for.
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Flame Out | “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2″ Movie Review

Flame Out | “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2″ Movie Review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Katniss Everdeen brandishes her lethal bow and makes her final bow in the film finale of Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games” trilogy.

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Why I'm fighting to get teenagers into libraries

Why I'm fighting to get teenagers into libraries | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Like most authors Alexia Casale is fiercely passionate about the value of libraries and the transformative power of books – so she developed YA Shot, a library-based teen lit festival and a year-long legacy programme of author visits – and wants to...
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New Releases!

New Releases! | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Lots of great books came out on Tuesday, including these — now available at CA Library!

 

Dead Investigation by Charlie Price — Murray Kiefer is a boy who lives in a cemetery and can talk with those buried beneath the tombstones.

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Book review: 'Spinning Starlight' is a sci-fi retelling of 'Wild Swans' - Deseret News

Book review: 'Spinning Starlight' is a sci-fi retelling of 'Wild Swans' - Deseret News | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
"Spinning Starlight" by R.C. Lewis is an imaginative interplanetary sci-fi version of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans."
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Where the Girls Are: Recent Titles on Feminism, Girlhood, and Sexism | Adult Books 4 Teens

Where the Girls Are: Recent Titles on Feminism, Girlhood, and Sexism | Adult Books 4 Teens | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Whether nonfiction or novels, these selections highlight the stories of girls and young women who grapple with their sexuality, deal with issues such as immigration and sexism, and consider their own identities.
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‘The Great American Whatever,’ by Tim Federle

‘The Great American Whatever,’ by Tim Federle | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
The aspiring screenwriter-protagonist of Tim Federle’s young adult novel learns about loss, and about dating.
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Monday Morning Book Buzz

Monday Morning Book Buzz | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Monday Morning Book Buzz, a preview of notable books being released this week.
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Commentary: Looking for nonwhite faces in YA literature - The State Journal-Register

Commentary: Looking for nonwhite faces in YA literature - The State Journal-Register | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

As a straight white teenage female, it has never really been hard for me to find books with characters I could relate to. I can go to any Barnes and Noble and immediately find a book with a character just like me.

 

But people who don’t fall under the categories of straight or white can have more trouble finding novels with people just like them in it.

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Top 10 Quotes I Loved From YA Books I Read In 2015

Top 10 Quotes I Loved From YA Books I Read In 2015 | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
There’s something about marking beautiful passages in books that really gets me. These YA book quotes are some of my favorites of 2015!
Top 10 Quotes I Loved From YA Books I Read In 2015

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What We Left Behind by Robin Talley | SLJ Review

What We Left Behind by Robin Talley | SLJ Review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

High school’s perfect queer couple, Toni and Gretchen, navigate changes in their relationship freshman year as they attend separate colleges and form new friendships.

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Neal Shusterman Takes NBA Prize for “Challenger Deep”

Neal Shusterman Takes NBA Prize for “Challenger Deep” | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Brendan Shusterman (left) and Neal Shusterman at the NBA ceremony.
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How do you write for teenagers?

How do you write for teenagers? | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Sitting on buses, listening to slang or remembering back to their own adolescence, authors including Louise O’Neill, Patrick Ness, Annabel Pitcher, Melvin Burgess, Benjamin Zephaniah tell all
How do you think writers should capture teen voices?
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Teen Read Week - Interview with Evangeline Denmark

Teen Read Week - Interview with Evangeline Denmark | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

YA authors love Teen Read Week as much as YA fans! Were psyched that the talented team at BookSparks got a chance to sit down with Evangeline Denmark, author of CURIO, to talk about what inspires her to write for teens, how she is celebrating Teen Read Week and more. 

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Rediscover the joy of reading with monthly subscription boxes - Tullahoma News and Guardian

Rediscover the joy of reading with monthly subscription boxes - Tullahoma News and Guardian | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Tullahoma News and Guardian Rediscover the joy of reading with monthly subscription boxes Tullahoma News and Guardian So not only did I get two great young adult (YA) books with the two packages, I also got several fandom trinkets to enjoy when I...
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Fight back! Why we need angry girls in YA

Fight back! Why we need angry girls in YA | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Real young adults need to see fictional ones self-destructing or fighting back because it’s ok to be angry, says CJ Skuse, who admires girl power at its rawest and finest in fiction
There’s an angry girl in all my books.
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