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ALA 2013: Attracting Reluctant Male Readers | The Hub

ALA 2013: Attracting Reluctant Male Readers | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

"Eager readers look forward to the next thrill on the page — or on the screen, in the case of ebooks. Reluctant readers do not. They usually need a compelling reason to pick up a book, because something has taught them that reading is not 'fun.'"


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Lots of good reviews and links if you read this thoroughly!

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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, July 4, 2013 1:12 AM

Another summary of "Attracting Reluctant Male Readers" session -  ALA Annual 2013 Conference. A copy of B.A. Binns presentation is available for download from her website (link at end of article).

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2015 Mind the Gap Awards: The books that didn’t win at ALA - The Horn Book

2015 Mind the Gap Awards: The books that didn’t win at ALA - The Horn Book | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Mad, man! The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis No Printz for the princes The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett #WWBYD (What Would Baba Yaga Do?) Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire Slow and steady didn’t win the race The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye, illustrated by Betsy Peterschmidt …
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Books that didn't win at ALA, but still very worthy to read!!!

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Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I'm actually more excited about finding out which hyped books you haven't read yet! My list just bum...
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We can never read all the books but we can sure try!

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10 YA Books that Altered My Paradigm by Holly Kregel

10 YA Books that Altered My Paradigm by Holly Kregel | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I think of all the things I’ve experienced as a young adult; then I think about the much longer list of things I haven’t experienced, things I know startling less about but affect people around me ...
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Great list of books that changed this author's perspective; I have read many but it gave me a few more to read as well:)

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Let’s Discuss: Who Are Your Auto-Buy Authors?

Let’s Discuss: Who Are Your Auto-Buy Authors? | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
WARNING: There will be a lot of gushing in this post. Like, a lot of fangirling will be taking place...
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My auto authors - Barry Lyga, Holly Black, Matt de la Pena, Lauren Oliver, Neal Shusterman, Marissa Meyers, Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson.

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One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with Susan Juby

One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with Susan Juby | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Check out previous interviews in the One Thing Leads to Another series here. I'm pretty sure I originally picked up Alice, I Think because of the homeschooling angle.  There weren't (aren't?) many books about homeschooling back in 2000 and I was definitely interested, partly because the topic was rare, and partly because, while I had spent…
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Great interview with Susan Juby and I have The Truth Commission on my TBR pile!

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I am a teacher et cetera: Getting Testy about Testing

I am a teacher et cetera: Getting Testy about Testing | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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A wonderful  post about testing, a must read!

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Moving Beyond “Pretty”

Moving Beyond “Pretty” | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
By Jaclyn Dolamore In 2009, by some odd coincidence, I ended up reading four books almost in a row with a character who was missing a hand. Each of these characters was in some way cool or charisma...
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J. Dolamore shares about writing process with a character who loses a hand...

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Book Return by Jen Vincent

Book Return by Jen Vincent | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
As the end of the school year approached, many friends and colleagues stopped in to say goodbye or went to lunch or coffee with me. Many also returned a book I had loaned them when they wish me goo...
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This is a great post about sharing the love of reading with all you come in contact with, good luck Jen in your new job and district!

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Meg Medina's Blog - Girls of Summer’s Big, Bad, Birthday Bash - June 15, 2015 04:55

Meg Medina's Blog - Girls of Summer’s Big, Bad, Birthday Bash - June 15, 2015 04:55 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
It’s here! The Girls of Summer Reading list goes live on our blog today. (Click over and check out the titles and our reviews.) But what this really mean...
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Strong girls in lit campaign has grown, love Meg Medina!

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Let's Get Busy podcast: Paul Volponi (Ep. 161)

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Paul Volponi's latest book and other important questiones answered in this podcast from Matthew Winner.

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a review of Acid

a review of Acid | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
What an Amazing Audiobook! This was another audiobook in the Hub Challenge 2015 I totally enjoyed. I couldn't stop listening as Jenna Strong is imprisoned by the police (called ACID) for murdering her parents when she was 15 years old. But all is not as it seems; if you love action, suspense, thrillers; you will not soon forget Jenna's world of lies, espionage, brutality---what will she do to remember her life as it was and as it is now? This audiobook has riveting plots, characters (nasty and nice) and a dystopian world you won't forget! Highly recommended.
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Great dystopian audiobook! Part of the Hub 2015 Challenge!

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Neary Notes: Completed 2015 Hub Reading Challenge

Neary Notes: Completed 2015 Hub Reading Challenge | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I read 26 titles, how about you?  What a great list of books!!!

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The “Best Part of ISTE”: The Preshow Unconference | ISTE 2015

The “Best Part of ISTE”: The Preshow Unconference | ISTE 2015 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
The Saturday before ISTE is really the best part, says Elissa Malespina. Between the annual unconference Hack Education (#hacked15) and this year’s Mobile Megashare, it was a great day of connecting and learning from leaders in the field.
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Not about books, but everything about ISTE includes teens!

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a review of Trollhunters

a review of Trollhunters | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus Thank you to NetGalley and Disney Book Group and Disney-Hyperion for the ARC, Troll by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus. What a spellbinding read! Daniel Kraus has done it again, crafting a horror story where the evil doers are so disgusting, you root for Jim Sturges and his best friend, Tubby, to triumph. Jim is a very normal teen with an overprotective dad, who suffered the loss of his brother 45 years ago as they rode bikes under a bridge. When 190 children went missing along with his brother, Jack; Jim’s dad changed. He outfi...
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Thanks to NetGalley for this scary horror tale!

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a review of Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations

a review of Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Strings Attached is such a great teacher book and so much more. Told in alternating voices by Joanne Lippman (one of Mr. K's violin students) and Melanie Kupchynsky (Mr, K's daughter)the reader learns about their love of music, family, and the inspiration that was their teacher, Mr. K. His methods may have been unconventional but he reached his students so deeply with his love of music that they endured his craziness and bloomed as a result. This is not an easy book to read either; but one that must be read in order to feel and know what Mr. K (and his life in Lithuania during the war) s...
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Highly recommended- this book will be discussed in a Twitter Chat #ISTElitchat Tuesday July 21 at 8:30 EST, feel free to join in! 

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Genre Blend: Historical Fiction and Mysteries

Genre Blend: Historical Fiction and Mysteries | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I am a huge fan of mysteries, especially during the summer! I love a good page-turner that keeps me guessing until the very last page. A great thing about mysteries are that they also work well when they are blended with other genres.  One of my newest favorite genre blends are historical fiction and mysteries!…
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I love mysteries and historical fiction- Ripper was a great read and now I can add these others!

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Getting Caught Up: Spring Reading

Getting Caught Up: Spring Reading | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I haven't been keeping up with my book reviews, but I have been reading as much as I can. Now that I'm on summer break it should hopefully be easier to read more and blog more. I figured now is a g...
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I loved Popular, now I will try these others!

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Rich in Color | A Short List for Summer

Rich in Color | A Short List for Summer | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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There are some great titles on this post, especially The Hunted and The Summer of Chasing Mermaids.

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‘More Happy Than Not,’ by Adam Silvera

‘More Happy Than Not,’ by Adam Silvera | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
A Bronx teenager struggles with sexuality and painful memories in this debut young adult novel.
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Great NYT review of More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera.

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http://girlsofsummerlist.com/

This is not your school's summer reading list!!! Enjoy.

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Lots of great reads with strong female characters from Meg Medina and Gigi Amateau!

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The Truth Commission by Susan Juby « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Another great review by Jeniifer Hubert and one I want to read!

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Rich in Color | Review: P.S. I Still Love You

Rich in Color | Review: P.S. I Still Love You | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Great post, I definitely need to read the first and this second in the Jenny Han series!

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a review of Saint Anything

a review of Saint Anything | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I love Sarah Dessen's books and Saint Anything is deeply moving and probes the depths of family loyalty, love, and friendship. Sydney is a nice, kind girl unlike her older brother Peyton, who has always pushed boundaries, gotten into trouble time and again, until one day he drives under the influence and maimes a teen, sentencing him to life in a wheel chair. As Sydney tries to cope with aching loneliness and her distant parents, she makes some decisions. Will attending a new high school be an answer to a new life? I could not stop turning the pages of this book as Sydney navigates life,...
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I can't wait to participate in the Twitter chat for this book, 7/5 @8PM, CST with the #readyalit- join me!

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