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Wondering what some of the most recognized titles were in 2011? Want to read some new award winners? Check out these links!
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The Teens Are All Right: 2011's Top 5 YA Novels : NPR

The Teens Are All Right: 2011's Top 5 YA Novels : NPR | YA Reading trends: 2011, 2012... | Scoop.it
Young adult literature has never been so psychologically probing or artistically ambitious as it is today.
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YALSA's Alex Awards | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

YALSA's Alex Awards | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) | YA Reading trends: 2011, 2012... | Scoop.it

"The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing."

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EBSCOhost: What're They Reading on College Campuses?

"The article discusses the article which appears in every issue of the journal on the topic of the best-selling books at U.S. college campuses. It examines a trend throughout the 2000s which shows that the reading habits of college students favors books for young adults such as the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. It also notes that the article will focus on singular campuses in the future and presents a list of bestselling books at the Pennsylvania State University at University Park for April 2011."

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Best Teen Books of 2011 | Kirkus Book Reviews

Best Teen Books of 2011 | Kirkus Book Reviews | YA Reading trends: 2011, 2012... | Scoop.it

"With shelves fairly groaning under the weight of paranormal love triangles, it may be easy to think that books for teens are all the same these days. Not so, we are delighted to report. In sifting through the piles of great books published for teens this year, I was happy to discover soulful romance of the utterly normal kind, deliciously frothy historical novels, piercingly intelligent nonfiction, thrillingly inventive fantasy and science fiction and some great kickass horror, as well as some books that may leave you weeping with laughter."

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Teenreads |

A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here.
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Encore

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Knight, Rachelle Rogers. Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2010. Print.

 

If you read often, you may want to keep a journal documenting what you've read - along with any thoughts, opinions, or other related ideas!

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The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) | YA Reading trends: 2011, 2012... | Scoop.it
Learn more about the Michael L. Printz Award, given by YALSA each year to the best book written for young adults. For more than ten years, the Printz Award has honored the best in teen literature.
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Before I Fall - Book Trailer

Check out this book trailer for Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - a title on many of the "best of 2011" lists!

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Best Nonfiction of 2011 | Kirkus Book Reviews

Best Nonfiction of 2011 | Kirkus Book Reviews | YA Reading trends: 2011, 2012... | Scoop.it

"Choosing any “best-of” list is always a monumental undertaking, a task guaranteed to involve plenty of discussion, heated debate and perhaps even controversy. This year proved no less difficult, mainly due to the remarkable number of outstanding books published in 2011."

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The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) | YA Reading trends: 2011, 2012... | Scoop.it

"The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature."

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Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! | YA Reading trends: 2011, 2012... | Scoop.it

"A group of booklists for those of you teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there’s life after Judy Blume and Brian Jacques."

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YALSA's Alex Awards | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

YALSA's Alex Awards | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) | YA Reading trends: 2011, 2012... | Scoop.it

"The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18."

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