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The Monday Poll: Supporting Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book | The Hub

The Monday Poll: Supporting Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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In this Poll, Regan from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell got my vote, how about you?

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Ten Books for Teaching Kids the Importance of “Taking Care of Others” by Laura Weakland

Ten Books for Teaching Kids the Importance of “Taking Care of Others”  by Laura Weakland | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Every Thursday, teachers across our building read aloud a picture book to their students with themes of “taking care of ourselves, each other, and our world.” As an educator and parent, I am strongly committed to the idea of teaching the “whole child.” This means not only educating them in how to think and learn,…
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Great titles on this list!

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What's in a Face | Kirkus Reviews

What's in a Face | Kirkus Reviews | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Leila Roy reviews Laura Ruby's 'Bone Gap'.
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Another great Bone Gap review, I can't get enough of this book!!!

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The Dark Side of Love Bonds | Kirkus Reviews

The Dark Side of Love Bonds | Kirkus Reviews | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Leila Roy reviews Elana K. Arnold's YA novel 'Infandous'.
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Stellar review about Bone Gap & Infandous- now I must add Infandous to my TBR pile!!!

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‘Girl at War,’ by Sara Novic

‘Girl at War,’ by Sara Novic | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
This first novel explores how the experience of war can be conveyed to those who don’t know it.
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Awesome review of how war affected Ana, while she lived in Zagreb as a Croatian during the Yugoslav civil war.

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Rich in Color | Changing the Conversation

There’s this weird thing that happens when we talk about the overwhelming whiteness of publishing and it assumes that because publishing is overwhelmingly white that the only people we should ask about [...]...

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Great post about continuing diversity in literature & adding links to other great diverse conversations

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Sailing Through Time: Heidi Heilig on Her YA Debut, “The Girl from Everywhere”

Sailing Through Time: Heidi Heilig on Her YA Debut, “The Girl from Everywhere” | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Heidi Heilig shares what inspired her to write The Girl from Everywhere, her thoughts on diversity, and how she juggles between writing YA fiction and theater musicals.
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I love debut novels & this interview is awesome

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Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older | SLJ Audio Review

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older | SLJ Audio Review | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

OLDER, Daniel José. Shadowshaper. 6 CDs. 7:21 hrs. Scholastic Audio. 2015. $29.99. ISBN 9780545921220.

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Still have not read this book!!! But I am going to as part of the Hub Challenge- maybe I will listen, not sure yet

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Book Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, by teen reviewer Lexi — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

Book Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, by teen reviewer Lexi — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

Our teen reviewer Lexi has been very busy reading lately. We’ll have a new review from her every Monday this month. Lady Midnight By Cassandra Clare, 657 pgs Releases March 8th from Margaret K. McElderry Books.

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Awesome teen review of this book, I am definitely going to be reading this book!

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Booklist: Genre Reads for Cold Winter Nights - The Hub

Booklist: Genre Reads for Cold Winter Nights - The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
The temperatures are dropping below freezing and the sun sets early, making it the perfect time of year to curl up with a good book.…
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OMG, lots of great reads to curl upi with!!!

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Day 6: Renée Watson

Day 6: Renée Watson | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
In 2011, The Brown Bookshelf celebrated Renée Watson as an up-and-coming voice in the world of children's literature, with two titles debuting the previous year: A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, a picture book illustrated by Shadra Strickland and published by Random House; and What Momma Left Me, a middle grade novel published by Bloomsbury. Since that time, she has become a…
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The Brown Bookshelf features writers of color for 28 days in Feb and this author has a great YA book!

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10 YA Books About African American Teens by African American Writers

10 YA Books About African American Teens by African American Writers | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
It’s Black History Month, which means there are plenty of lists floating around these days about African American history. For a change of pace, here’s a selection of YA novels about African Americ…
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African American books by writers of color

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Black History in YA Fiction: A Time Line

Black History in YA Fiction: A Time Line | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
It’s black history month, and rather than offer up a straightforward book list of young adult titles that highlight aspects of black history in the United States, I wanted to do something different — and something that would be much … Continued
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Great timeline & titles for Black History Month

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Exclusive: ‘Lunar Chronicles’ author Marissa Meyer will write her first graphic novel — with androids

Exclusive: ‘Lunar Chronicles’ author Marissa Meyer will write her first graphic novel — with androids | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
The popular young adult novelist's 'Wires and Nerve' will debut next January.
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OMG, must read!

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Diversity in Publishing: 2015.

Diversity in Publishing: 2015. | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Diversity Baseline Survey 2015, from Lee & Low Books.

As you probably know, Lee & Low books has been working to put together a
Diversity Baseline Survey of the book industry for over a year now:

Countless panels, articles, and even conferences have been dedicated to
exploring the causes and effects of this lack of diversity. Yet one key
piece of the puzzle remained a question mark: diversity among publishing
staff. While the lack of diversity among publishing staff was often spoken
about, there was very little hard data about who exactly works in
publishing.

At the beginning of 2015 we decided to conduct a survey to establish a
baseline that would measure the amount of diversity among publishing staff.
We believed in the power of hard numbers to illuminate a problem that can
otherwise be dismissed or swept under the rug. We felt that having hard
numbers released publicly would help publishers take ownership of the
problem and increase accountability. We also felt that a baseline was
needed to measure whether or not initiatives to increase diversity among
publishing staff were actually working.

Their infographic above will give you a quick snapshot of where we're at,
but do please, PLEASE click through for more information, including
methodology and analysis. This is important stuff.
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Great infographic on diversity in publishing!!!

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Flying the Not-Always-Friendly Skies | Kirkus Reviews

Flying the Not-Always-Friendly Skies | Kirkus Reviews | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
After reading Marilyn Nelson's novel in verse, American Ace, blogger Leila Roy put together a list of books on WWII-era pilots and flight, and the history of our black servicemen and women.
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Love novels in verse!!!

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Booklist: Asexuality in Young Adult Fiction - The Hub

Booklist: Asexuality in Young Adult Fiction - The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
As we embrace more inclusion in our media, strides are being made for more diverse representations in literature. The result is that we are starting…
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Asexual characters & the books they appear in...I have read a few:)

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Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys | The Book Smugglers

Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys | The Book Smugglers | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Shedding light on the important true story of the largest maritime disaster in history, SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys somehow falls short.
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This author just liked Sepetys novel - I LOVED it! Ruta Sepetys knows & thoroughly researches her historical fiction stories giving her readers books that stay with them forever!

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Secret Societies, Psychopaths, and Murder | Adult Books 4 Teens

Secret Societies, Psychopaths, and Murder | Adult Books 4 Teens | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
An unreliable narrator with amnesia, a secret society orchestrating conspiracies, a decades-old mystery springing back to life: the novels in the latest Adult Books 4 Teens column contain just about every ingredient we’ve come to know and love in contemporary suspense thrillers.
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I want to read all of these books!

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Why “The Hired Girl” Won the 2016 O’Dell Award

Why “The Hired Girl” Won the 2016 O’Dell Award | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
The win strikes a chord of redemption for supporters of the controversial book following a wide-ranging discussion over the main character's prejudiced outlooks.
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Going to be reading this with #2jennsbookclub YAY

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SLJ's Battle of the Books — @SLJsBoB 16 amazing books. 15 amazing writer judges. Who will win?

SLJ's Battle of the Books — @SLJsBoB 16 amazing books. 15 amazing writer judges. Who will win? | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
16 amazing books. 15 amazing writer judges. Who will win?
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Great judges, books! I can't wait to see the competition!

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Read It Forward - What We're Reading

Read It Forward - What We're Reading | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

Six Books to Curl Up With When It’s Wintry Outside When the wind is howling outside and snowflakes are pricking the windowpane, do what I do: settle in with a delicious book.

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Six books for a cold winter's night!

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Take 2016's Ultimate Reading Challenge!

Take 2016's Ultimate Reading Challenge! | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
If you're truly book obsessed, this ultimate reading challenge will be right up your alley. Looking to broaden the scope of your reading in 2016? We will help you read a variety of books this year. Whether you want to transport yourself to a distant
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Might do this along with Hub Reading Challenge and my annual Goodreads Challenge

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Books To Read For Black History Month

It is so difficult to choose only ten books for Black History Month; my list should be immediately expanded to include any book by any of the authors I cite.

Of the many skills we learn in school...
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Author CHristopher Paul Curtis chooses ten books and says " I tell students all the time that a book can be read on many different levels. It can of course be enjoyed as a story, but it also can be deconstructed as a writing lesson. This is so cool! A reader can get a lesson on writing from any of the authors on this list." 

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15 Books to Celebrate Black History Month

15 Books to Celebrate Black History Month | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

© Jordan B. Nielsen, 2010

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Great list of Black American History Month books!

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Reading Black History Month in a Different Way - The Hub

Reading Black History Month in a Different Way - The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
The time is upon us. Black History Month.  A month that is ever filled with Rosa Parks skits and recitations of speeches and essays by…
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Great post of older classic titles!!!

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