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2012 Nerdies Book Awards

2012 Nerdies Book Awards | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
What began as a list of 154 nominated books in 7 categories  has now been voted on to give us these chosen titles for the following categories. Please note that the category titles contain links to...
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Katie Frank's curator insight, December 28, 2012 7:27 PM
Great list of books!
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Young adult literature has many amazing genres and sub-genres, let's explore the latest books and hottest topics in YA reading.
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Using History to Understand Current Social Issues - The Hub

Using History to Understand Current Social Issues - The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Many current social issues have long histories, and many teens are expressing interest in understanding the historical context of contemporary politics. To become better informed, teens…
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Awesome post with resources & online links!
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Adam Silvera Shows Us His Desk and Tiny Dog

Adam Silvera Shows Us His Desk and Tiny Dog | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

Adam Silvera's new book is out today! The bestselling, critically celebrated author of More Happy Than Not (2015) made a video for Booklist to celebrate the release of History is All You Left Me, to which Michael Cart gave an enthusiastic starred review for its "elegiac and melancholy"

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3 Questions to Ask for a Critical Re-Evaluation of Your Classroom Library

3 Questions to Ask for a Critical Re-Evaluation of Your Classroom Library | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
"Really, Mrs. Ripp, another book about Civil Rights?" Spoken by one of my African American students as I pulled out the picture book I intended to use in our mini lesson. Another book about Civil Rights.... His words followed me all of the way home.  Not because I was worried he didn't know enough but because…
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Thoughtful post on bettering classroom libraries
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Our Stories Connect Us by Marie Marquardt

Our Stories Connect Us by Marie Marquardt | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I spend a lot of time in prison.   Well, technically, it’s not a prison, it’s an immigration detention center. But try telling that to the almost two thousand guys who wander through the place in prison jumpsuits, sleep in rooms with sixty beds where they also have to shower and do their business out…
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The Many Pleasures of the Novel

The Many Pleasures of the Novel | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

I've been devouring 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley , and marking it up like a Bible for its densely packed gems of clea

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bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber

bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I read this book as part of #YearofYA and their monthly chat, STEM and YA. Join us on Thursday 1/26 at 8PM EST for our twitter chat. Sue Macy ha
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bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of You're Welcome, Universe

bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of You're Welcome, Universe | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Thank you to NetGalley, Random House Children’s and Knopf Books for Young Readers for the ARC, You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner. Julia is a
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If you like strong female protagonists, you will love this new book!
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Our Mock Caldecott Winners 2017

Our Mock Caldecott Winners 2017 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
For the past week my students have been busy dissecting, discussing, and loving picture books as we tried to select the one winner and three honors books for the 2017 Caldecott.  This is the second year I have done this exploration with 7th graders and as one student told me, "This is one of my…
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A List of Cages review

Children's & Young Adult Starred Review A List of Cages by Robin Roe Share This Facebook Twitter Fourteen-year-old Julian Harlow looks "like an anime character," with shiny black hair almost falling into his "enormous round eyes." He is shy, sweet, and secretly good at singing and storytelling, but his uncle is beating the light, and life, out of him. Adam Blake, a high school senior, knows and loves Julian because the boy came to live with him and his mother as a foster child after his parents were killed. But it's been five years since Julian's abusive uncle took him in, and the boy, young-seeming for 14, is decidedly worse for wear. This is not a story to turn away from. Readers will fall in love with Julian. He's unassuming, creative, dyslexic--and terrified. The story alternates between Julian's and Adam's perspectives, and as readers start to see how much Adam--popular, cheerful, "ADHD-fidgety" and compassionate--truly cares for Julian, their hearts will grow three sizes larger. Debut author Robin Roe's writing is extraordinary, clear, funny and insightful. Her sentences pack a wallop: "It's strange how many ways there are to miss someone. You miss the things they did and who they were, but you also miss who you were to them." And, "Maybe instead of accelerating your age, pain won't let you grow." And, "I see everything you do" as a profession of love. However brutal his particular story, Julian's trials as he lurches awkwardly into teendom are universal--feeling alone, keeping dangerous secrets, feeling timid and inadequate, needing love. A List of Cages is painful, devastating, beautiful and brilliant. --Karin Snelson, children's & YA editor, Shelf Awareness Discover: Robin Roe's extraordinary debut YA novel is as much about love and compassion as it is about grief and abuse.
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Behind the Book: Tricks and the Value of “Difficult” YA

Behind the Book: Tricks and the Value of “Difficult” YA | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Ellen Hopkins on difficult topics in YA
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bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas

bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
This Nerdy Nonfiction award winner was a wonderful picture book I read as part of the #YearofYA STEM chat which will take place Thursday 1/16 at 8PM
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Great nonfiction children's book for #YearofYA chat
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‘My Dad Keeps Calling it (picture books) My Calling’ – Deborah Freeman

‘My Dad Keeps Calling it (picture books) My Calling’ – Deborah Freeman | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Deborah Freedman interview, love her!
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2017 Morris Award Finalists: An Interview with Sonia Patel - The Hub

2017 Morris Award Finalists: An Interview with Sonia Patel - The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Sonia Patel is a finalist for the 2017 William C. Morris YA Debut Award for her novel Rani Patel in Full Effect. The award winner…
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A Book to Pull in Reluctant Readers: Neal Shusterman’s SCYTHE

A Book to Pull in Reluctant Readers: Neal Shusterman’s SCYTHE | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

Normally, I don’t write reviews for books by established authors. Scythe was published in November 22nd, 2016 and already has 1,994 reviews on Goodreads, so my 1,995th is not going to have a big im…

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A reluctant reader winner!
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Rich in Color | Interview with Jenny Torres Sanchez

Rich in Color | Interview with Jenny Torres Sanchez | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Top Ten Picture Books With Fascinating Author’s Notes For All Ages by Elizabeth Dillow

Top Ten Picture Books With Fascinating Author’s Notes For All Ages by Elizabeth Dillow | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I have long been an advocate for encouraging the frequent reading of picture books well past the “recommended” age, generally defined as 3-8 years old. It pains me when I overhear a parent or caregiver tell a child past the age of 8 that picture books are “for babies.” It’s very possible to choose books…
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Must have missed this great post, I love reading Author Notes at end of books!!!
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My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I read this as part of the twitter chat for #YearofYA for January's topic, STEM and women in history taking place Thursday 1/26 at 8PM EST, join us! Th
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The fight for equality in education is finely portayed in this children's picture book
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bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of The Education of Margot Sanchez

bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of The Education of Margot Sanchez | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Thank you to NetGalley, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for ARC, The Education of Margot Sanche
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Great new novel due out in February!
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bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Truly Madly Guilty

bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Truly Madly Guilty | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

I loved the narration by Caroline Lee of this first Liane Moriarty book I have ever read (listened to) and I am definitely going to listen to Carolin

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Four Questions for Veronica Roth

Four Questions for Veronica Roth | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

We spoke with 'Divergent' author Veronica Roth, whose latest book, 'Carve the Mark,' will be released worldwide in 33 languages on January 17.

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Interview with Veronica Roth on her latest novel, Carve the Mark
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bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Ada Lovelace: The Poet of Science

bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Ada Lovelace: The Poet of Science | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I read this nonfiction Nerdy award winner as part of the #YearofYA monthly STEM YA chat taking place Thursday 1/26 at 8PM. Diane Stanley's words
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Nonfiction children's picture book for #YearofYA monthly STEM chat
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