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Matthew Quick on his new YA novel | Radio Times | WHYY

Matthew Quick on his new YA novel | Radio Times | WHYY | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Matthew Quick on Forgive Me Leonard Peacock, Mental Health and Education

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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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a review of Through the Woods

a review of Through the Woods | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I read Through the Woods by Emily Carroll as part of The 2015 Hub Reading Challenge, Quick Pics, Great Graphic Novels. The color illustrations were awesome, creepy, and perfect (with a red, black and white motif) for five eerily haunting tales; Our Neighbor's House, A Lady's Cold Hands, His Face All Red, My Friend Janna, and The Nesting Place are all so scary! If you love horror stories, this collection is for you!
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Great graphic novel filled with 5 short horror tales that a very creepy. Read this as part of the 2015 Hub Reading Challenge.

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Laurie Halse Anderson gets real

Laurie Halse Anderson gets real | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Young people should see their experiences reflected in fiction, says Laurie Halse Anderson.
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Terrific, compelling book- LH ANderson came to B&N to promote her book and she was terrific!!! I have given her book to many others to read. Here is my Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/831227291

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2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees - YouTube

Here are the nominees for the 2015 Teens' Top Ten. Read the nominees and vote for your favorites in August! Learn more at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.
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Great nominees - I just finished and loved The Winner's Curse---so glad teens placed it on their Top Ten List too!!!

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Those Tired Summer Reading Lists. Here’s What to Do.

Those Tired Summer Reading Lists. Here’s What to Do. | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Many librarians say it’s time to overhaul the whole idea of mandatory reading in June, July, and August. Read what they're doing about it—and check out 10 tips to flip the summer reading experience.
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Great ideas - give them CHOICE!!!

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YA Books to Make You Laugh Out Loud

YA Books to Make You Laugh Out Loud | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
One of the most frequent readers' advisory questions I get is  also one of the most complicated. Often, a reader asks for a "funny" book. But what does that mean? Humor is subjective. Some readers might be looking for a book with slapstick-y humor, others might appreciate darker humor, like satire. Some readers don't mind a…
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Laugh out loud funny books

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Quiet Books: They Deserve More Love

Quiet Books: They Deserve More Love | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
        When you think about YA fiction, there are the “big” books – The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, Twilight, Fangirl, Grasshopper Jungle - these are the books that are in the magazines, that have been adapted as movies, that everyone seems to be talking about. They are great…
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Great post and I am adding these books to my TBR pile!

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a review of In Real Life

a review of In Real Life | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I read this graphic novel as part of The 2015 Hub Challenge and Cory Doctorow's depiction of teens, online gaming, and Anda's awakening to the "reality" of Coarsegold Online. As an awkward teen, Anda is recruited in school to play this multiplayer online game. What results is Anda as a gamer under the tutelage of Sarge and the blurred lines of reality and gaming. I loved Jen Wang's illustrations and Anda's two lives as student and gamer. Teens will love this book about gaming, a must read.
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A great graphic novel I read as part of The 2015 Hub Challenge - gaming and teens!

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a review of The Boy in the Black Suit

a review of The Boy in the Black Suit | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I am definitely going to be reading anything Jason Reynolds writes!!! His diverse books speak to readers about life, love, and circumstances of teens in Bed-Stuy but Reynolds' words, characters, setting, and plot are all very special. Matt Miller is grieving the death of his mother and while he does not really have many friends; he has a very real sense of who he is. Working for Mr. Ray's funeral parlor helps him deal with the loss of his mother with each funeral he attend/works. I loved seeing the character of Matt Miller evolve with each turn of the page, a must read! We need more divers...
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My review does not even compare to NPR below but this book should be read by ALL!

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Audacity by Melanie Crowder - Review by Vanessa Capaldo

Audacity by Melanie Crowder -	Review by Vanessa Capaldo | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I will admit, when I picked up this book and saw the free verse format it was written in, I thought, “Ugh, how can this serious subject be conveyed in this form?” I am pleased to say that this form...
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A novel in verse, historical fiction book you do not want to miss!

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Blog Tour Book Review: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Blog Tour Book Review: All the Rage by Courtney Summers | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Title: All the Rage Author: Courtney Summers Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin Release Date: April 14th, 2015 Interest: Author / Contemp Source: ARC received from the publisher Summary (From the publ...
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I love ALL of Courtney Summers books; read this on NetGalley- here is my Goodreads review - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1179323466

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a review of When I Was the Greatest

a review of When I Was the Greatest | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Jason Reynolds has written a diverse book all teens will want to read. I found this title on #weneeddiversebooks. This book is urban fiction (my students loved urban fiction!!!), involves a black teen with Tourette Syndrome, the toughness of neighborhood and family but also the closeness of community. Ali is a teen who becomes friends with brothers, Noodles & Needles when thyey move into his neighborhood. They hang out on the steps of their Bed-Stuy block but these 2 brothers lives are so much more gritty than Ali's. Ali has a tough, loving mother who works 2 jobs, an 11 year old sister ...
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Great book recommended by #weneeddiversebooks!  I love this cover,too:)

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All About That Book – Griffin Elementary Literacy Night - YouTube

Set to 1080pHD for best results January 23, 2015. Students at Michael Griffin Elementary break into a flash mob during Literacy Night to remind us of the imp...
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This video makes my librarian heart very happy!!!

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Designing Successful Learning Structures for Literature Circles with Sarah Rust

Designing Successful Learning Structures for Literature Circles with Sarah Rust | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
While literature circles are not a new concept, teachers are always looking for strategies to help students successfully interact and develop sustained conversations about texts.   If you are think...
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Thanks to Buffy Hamilton for this post about literature discussions!

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I am a teacher et cetera: Reblog from Student Newspaper

I am a teacher et cetera: Reblog from Student Newspaper | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Great way to hook students with author/poets during National Potry Month, thanks Ms. Ward!

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Rich in Color | 10 YA Books by Asian-American Authors

Rich in Color | 10 YA Books by Asian-American Authors | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Loved many of these titles and authors- great additions to WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS.

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New Titles from Douglas Florian, Courtney Summers, & Phillip Hoose | SLJ Sneak Peek

New Titles from Douglas Florian, Courtney Summers, & Phillip Hoose | SLJ Sneak Peek | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
A zany send-up to Star Wars and a fanciful dragon tale are some of the kid-friendly picture books featured in SLJ's May 2015 issue. And important titles from heavy hitters Phillip Hoose and Courtney Summers are just some of the works for older readers highlighted. Check out the latest sneak peek of reviews appearing in the next print issue.
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Take a look at these new books!  I am definitely going to read Paul Volponi's novel and I loved All the Rage - here is my Goodreads review - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1179323466

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YA Characters in Love With Poetry

YA Characters in Love With Poetry | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
In honor of National Poetry Month, I'm highlighting YA books (and one adult one) that feature teen characters who are obsessed with poets and poetry. I know it's not a very original idea, although it's harder to do than come up with a list of YA books written in verse. Still, I'm happy to know…
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I loved And We Stay and Gabi; characters loving poetry in books!!!

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Getting Graphic: Popular YA Books Adapted as Graphic Novels

Getting Graphic: Popular YA Books Adapted as Graphic Novels | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I’ve noticed a trend in young adult literature that has been growing over the past year or so- a lot of popular YA books are getting the graphic novel treatment. I first noticed this with Twilight a few years ago, but recently I’ve seen more and more popular YA fiction titles are being reimagined as…
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What YA books would you like to see adapted as graphic novels?

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a review of Revolution

a review of Revolution | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I listened to this amazing audiobook as part of the 2015 Hub Challenge and what I enjoyed most was the interspersed Sixties speeches, news stories with Sunny's story of civil rights workers coming to her town in Mississippi and getting blacks out to vote. Seeing it from her teen viewpoint was key- she did not know about racism and segregation other than what she hears (they are invaders) but Sunny learns so much more that summer as events unfold, friendships are made and broken, and families are mended. I will want to get the book to see the pictures, but I loved this audiobook!
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Listened to this amazing audiobook as part of The 2105 Hub Challenge- civils rights in the 60s!

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Try On 'Black Suit' For A Beautifully Real Approach To Grief

Try On 'Black Suit' For A Beautifully Real Approach To Grief | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Jason Reynolds' new young adult novel, The Boy in the Black Suit, begins on familiar ground. But this tale of a boy dealing with his mother's death is tragic, funny, hopeful and almost too realistic.
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I just finished this book and this review from NPR is awesome- this is a must read!!!

 

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Rich in Color | Review: Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend: A Novel

Rich in Color | Review: Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend: A Novel | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Great review and the author video at the end is awesome! Thanks to #weneeddiversebooks and Rich in Color

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Media

Media | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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A great list of links to get all kinds of resources, articles, titles etc.for reading and sharing diverse books

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readergirlz: Watch For It: In the Time of Dragon Moon

readergirlz: Watch For It: In the Time of Dragon Moon | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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An epic fantasy about dragons and dark secrets, don't miss this book!

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
A dazzling, heartbreaking novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in France as both try to survive the devastation of...
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, I will be adding this to my TBR for the summer:)

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