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An Interview with Alex Award Winning Author Gavin Extence | The Hub

An Interview with Alex Award Winning Author Gavin Extence | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I love the Alex Awards and what a great interview!

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Young Adult Novels
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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Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Reviewed by Stephanie Anderson, assistant director of selection, BookOps, Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library

In her first novel, Nic Stone uses debate team-captain Justyce's irrepressible curiosity and righteous anger to guide the reader through a nuanced examination of prejudice and racial injustice. Because Justyce lives at the intersection of several identities, he is able to understand every side of each incident--even those he opposes--and Stone's realistic writing brings both his confusion and hard-won clarity to life. Stone combines different formats (like screenplay formatting for conversations) with teenage language (such as "prolly" in place of probably) to keep the story accessible, and she never shies away from deep engagement with the ramifications of racism. In particular, heated classroom debate allows her to introduce many mainstream objections to social justice movements as well as concise takedowns without ever detracting from the overarching story of Justyce's senior year: "So you're saying people just need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps?... In order to do that, they have to be able to afford boots." As a result, while the plot grows increasingly painful, it is never too heavy to bear, and contemporary teens will be delighted to speed through a book by an author who so clearly respects their voices and concerns.
-- Shelf Talker: A bold, character-driven debut that centers on teens and their experience of the struggle for racial justice in the United States.
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Awesome, must read for all teens by debut author
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On Authentic Reading Goals and Conversations

On Authentic Reading Goals and Conversations | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
The silence envelops us a few minutes into class.  I look around and see one of my favorite sights in the world; kids reading.  Quietly I walk up to the first kid, grab a chair, sit next to them and ask; what is your goal for the year? And for the next few minutes, I…
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Pernille Ripp reading conversations
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Rich in Color | New Releases

Rich in Color | New Releases | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Click on title for 3 new books!
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Can't wait to read the sequal by Kendare Blake
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What's Up in YA? Sep 18, 2017

What's Up in YA? Sep 18, 2017 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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2 Women authors on a book tour
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The Mutant's Apprentice |

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The Mutant’s Apprentice is an essay from Bogi Takács, a Hungarian Jewish agender trans author who writes SFF, poetry, and commentary. This essay first appeared in the fourth volume of our Quarterly Almanac. The Mutant’s Apprentice While there are many possible social configurations related to magic in speculative literature, some patterns do crop up more …
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Great essay on magic and marginalization in SFF
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Just like the Wrath and the Dawn, I LOVED Mariko, the magic, The Black Clan, her brother, Kenshin, all of it! I could not stop reading, I was grabbe
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Great new series by Renee Ahdieh
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Rich in Color | Review: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Rich in Color | Review: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Kick ass heroine
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bjneary's review of Wild Beauty

bjneary's review of Wild Beauty | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and Feiwel & Friends Candlewick for the ARC, Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore. I jus
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OMG, loved this magical realism book
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Audiobooks! - Sep 14, 2017

Audiobooks! - Sep 14, 2017 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Free audiobook sites (I love Audible, not free but so worth it)
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New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality

New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
A new generation of authors is embracing writing as activism, tackling issues like racial bias, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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The Hate U Give is a must read book 
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Finding Our Voices Again

Finding Our Voices Again | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
It has been six full school days. Six days of remembering names and sometimes still getting it wrong. Six days of questions. Of answers.  Of repeated directions and pointing to the right place.  Of saying yes more than no, of smiling wide to make sure they all see it. It has been six days of…
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Pernille shares reading, hopes and student voices
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Blast from the (Recent) Past: 13 Great Middle Grade and YA

Blast from the (Recent) Past: 13 Great Middle Grade and YA | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Set between 1969 and 2010, these works of historical fiction take readers back to a time that seems at once modern and long ago, a period characterized by burgeoning technology now obsolete,
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Historical Fiction books
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New Resources for Banned Books Week

New Resources for Banned Books Week | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Librarians and educators who are facing book challenges in their schools, or anyone interested in First Amendment issues, have a new resource that explores censorship throughout history and provides
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Banned Books Week
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Eating Contests, Birth Order, and How They Fit Together to Become Slider by Pete Hautman

Eating Contests, Birth Order, and How They Fit Together to Become Slider by Pete Hautman | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
A Game of Dogs   On July 4th, 2017, at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Contest, Joey Chestnut won for the ninth time by gobbling down 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes.* It was grotesque, it was disgusting, it was hard to watch, it was impossible to look away. It was magnificent.   Kind of…
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Loved this book!!!
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A Toast to Kate DiCamillo by Kirsten LeClerc

A Toast to Kate DiCamillo by Kirsten LeClerc | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
“I’m only eating toast today. Toast with a great deal of butter on it,” declared my daughter. She was six years old at the time and a Mercy Watson superfan. I humored her at breakfast, and she snacked on buttered toast for the next couple of days. Need I tell you how that turned out?…
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Celebrating Kate DiCamillo!
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SHADOWSHAPER CYPHER

SHADOWSHAPER CYPHER | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
GET YOUR COPY OF SHADOWHOUSE FALL NOW! LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOKS
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I have this 2nd book on reserve at the library, LOVED the 1st!!!
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Hide a Book Day: Highlights from Around the World

Hide a Book Day: Highlights from Around the World | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Hide a Book Day is finally here! As part of our Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration, Goodreads is teaming up with The Book Fairies to hide books fo
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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds – Reading Rants

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds – Reading Rants | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Will be reading this for #2jennsbookclub twitter chat, can't wait! I always love Jen Hubert's reviews!!!
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust | Kirkus Reviews

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust | Kirkus Reviews | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Book Smuggler Ana Grilo reviews a retelling of 'Snow White'.
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Great review, definitely getting this book
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bjneary's review of If There's No Tomorrow

bjneary's review of If There's No Tomorrow | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my fave YA & Adult Romance writers! What's more, she is great friends with Sarah J Maas who I absolutely adore and th
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Looks at teen choices, loss, and surviving
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Adam Silvera - Interview

Adam Silvera - Interview | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
What if you could know which day on Earth would be your last, and what if you couldn’t ignore the phone call that let you know? Bestselling author Adam Silvera
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Booklist: Romantic Comedies - The Hub

Booklist: Romantic Comedies - The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
There is nothing like escaping into a fun-filled romantic comedy, especially when the pressures of real life loom large, and one could use a little…
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RomCom list & elements
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Jennifer L. Armentrout - If There's No Tomorrow - Book Review

Jennifer L. Armentrout - If There's No Tomorrow - Book Review | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Difficult life choices lay ahead for one senior who holds onto deep secrets about her crush in bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s latest. Lena Wise has
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Reading this now!
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bjneary's review of Love & Lies: Marisol's Story

bjneary's review of Love & Lies: Marisol's Story | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I just read Hard Love this summer as part of a twitter chat (#yearofya - topic books of the 80s & 90s) and was so happy Wittlinger wrote this follow-u
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Loved this follow up to Hard Love
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Five Questions for Daniel Jose Older on his latest Shadowshaper book,

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Great video on D J Older's 2nd Shadowshaper book
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