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A public debate over what diversity means for great literature —

A public debate over what diversity means for great literature — | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
"Drunk on virtue, Penguin Random House no longer regards the company’s raison d’être as the acquisition and dissemination of good books," writes Lionel Shriver.
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A Reintroduction: Chapter 2

"A Reintroduction: Chapter 2" from 'Knowing When You're Too Young to Grow Up" find Andrew and his friends planning a toga party in Italy of all places.
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Jacqueline Woodson Is Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature - The New York Times

Jacqueline Woodson Is Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature - The New York Times | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
Ms. Woodson, a best-selling children’s book author, will travel the country, speaking to kids in schools, libraries, juvenile detention centers and other underserved areas.
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Introducing Featured Artist Eloise Schneider

Introducing Featured Artist Eloise Schneider | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
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Check out my interview with Featured Artist Eloise Schneider @ AFCHAPIN.COM. To become a Featured Artist, see the CONTACT PAGE

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Missing the Whole Story: Reading to Finish The Giver

Missing the Whole Story: Reading to Finish The Giver | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
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20 years after The Giver - A child/adult perspective.

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The BEST Young-Adult Contemporary Books!!!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR WATCHING ILY! :D want more contemporary recommendations???!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcK_c8V01W4 watch my last video here: https:/...
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Elizabeth Gilbert: ‘Ask yourself if this sentence, paragraph, or chapter truly furthers the narrative. If not, chuck it.’ - GalleyCat

Elizabeth Gilbert: ‘Ask yourself if this sentence, paragraph, or chapter truly furthers the narrative. If not, chuck it.’ - GalleyCat | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Gilbert: ‘Ask yourself if this sentence, paragraph, or chapter truly furthers the narrative. If not, chuck it.’ (RT @GilbertLiz: In case anyone plans to spend the holiday WRITING, here are some tips!
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Just Teasing 3 – Knowing When You’re Too Young to Grow Up

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The following is a rough edit from Chapter 5 of my coming-of-age novel ‘Knowing When You’re Too Young to Grow Up’. Initially drafted in a journal almost 10 years ago, ‘Knowing When’ is a piece that holds a special place in my heart as it is loosely based off of a trip I took to Italy my senior year in high school and, moreover, it was my first attempt to write a novel. 

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Just Teasing – Knowing When You’re Too Young to Grow Up

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Knowing When You’re Too Young To Grow Up is the coming-of-age story of a teenage protagonist who unknowingly sets out on a journey towards self-discovery when he travels abroad with his high school - a trip will indelibly change his life as he is confronted with situations that force him to question his worldview and reevaluate himself, his friends, and his overall conception of humanity. 

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Sharp Objects writer Gillian Flynn on why she wants to show recognisable women

Sharp Objects writer Gillian Flynn on why she wants to show recognisable women | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
Gone Girl and Sharp Objects author Gillian Flynn wants to see "every kind of woman" represented.
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A Reintroduction: Chapter 1

In "A Reintroduction: Chapter 1" from 'Knowing When You're Too Young to Grow Up', Andrew tries to understand his failing relationship with his best friend.
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A Reintroduction: The Prologue

A Reintroduction: The Prologue | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
"A Reintroduction: The Prologue" reintroduces protagonist Andrew Brown's edited lament over the consequences of his actions.
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Andrew Brown thought it pretty cool when his teacher had the hots for him; until it wasn't. 
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Rediscovering My Protagonist in ‘Dead Poets Society’

Rediscovering My Protagonist in ‘Dead Poets Society’ | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
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See the new prologue from 'Knowing When You're Too Young To Grow Up' inspired by 'Dead Poets Society'

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Losing my Protagonist’s Virginity – Knowing When You’re Too Young to Grow Up

Losing my Protagonist’s Virginity – Knowing When You’re Too Young to Grow Up | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
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The following is an excerpt from Chapter 10 of my coming-of-age fiction novel ‘Knowing When You’re Too Young to Grow Up’. It involves the protagonist recalling the time he lost his virginity to a girl he now finds himself traveling with, a girl who had been an afterthought up until that point. See the bottom for previous teasers and updates. I am actively looking for readers and critiques; see my contact page to reach out. Thanks – AFC
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Reflecting on 20 Years of The Giver

Reflecting on 20 Years of The Giver | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
The important thing is that a film doesn't obliterate a book. The movie is here now. But the book hasn't gone away. It has simply grown up, grown larger, and begun to glisten in a new way....
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The quintessential YA novel, one that I teach to my students and one that I couldn't put down when I was in middle school. 

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Teen Cancer Stories | UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program

http://uclahealth.org/TYACancer Teenagers and young adults shouldn't stop enjoying their youth just because they have cancer. In an exciting and historic par...
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Stereotypes in Children's books: Gender, Race and Sexuality

Stereotypes in Children's books: Gender, Race and Sexuality | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
Gender, race and sexuality are prevalent stereotypes in children's fiction, from picture books to young adult fiction.
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Just Teasing 2 – Knowing When You’re Too Young to Grow Up

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Knowing When You’re Too Young To Grow Up is the coming-of-age story of a teenage protagonist who unknowingly sets out on a journey towards self-discovery when he travels abroad with his high school. This trip will indelibly change his life as he is confronted with situations that force him to question his worldview and reevaluate himself, his friends, and his overall conception of humanity. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of my fiction novel that I am currently editing:

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I Don’t Want to Grow Up: An Education in Young Adult Literature

I Don’t Want to Grow Up: An Education in Young Adult Literature | Young Adult Literature | Scoop.it
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He, shaved-balding, grey, and slight, had a shrill voice coming from a gaunt countenance; at first I thought he was as hungover as I was. In reality, he was dying of cancer.

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