Young-Adult Fiction

#QP2018 Nominees Round Up - The Hub

<b>Long Way Down</b> <b>by Jason Reynolds</b> <b><br>Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books</b> <b><br>Publication Date: October 17, 2017</b> <b><br>ISBN: 9781481438254</b><p>Will Holloman knows the rules. <i><br>Crying</i>: …

Books

How Louisville Stole My Heart at the 2017 YALSA Symposium

During this year’s YALSA Symposium, not only did I experience southern hospitality at its finest, I had the pleasure of meeting amazing YA library …

Evan Williams

YA novels Landscape With Invisible Hand and Wrath & the Dawn optioned for movies

Overall, it was a good day for the world of Young Adult fiction, with two separate novels being optioned for movie adaptations by some of the better …

Philip K. Dick

Exploring Youth Activism and Civic Engagement with the Writing Our Civic Futures Project

by Casey Rawson<p><i>This post is part of the YALSA Presidential Theme: Youth Activism through Community Engagement</i><p>Who defines civic engagement? Who are …

Activism

Future Ready with the Library: An Exploratory Lab on Kodiak Island

<i>A version of this content was originally posted on the YALSA Future Ready with the Library Cohort Community of Practice and written by Katie Baxter.</i> …

More Than Accessible

Libraries strive to be inclusive spaces across North America, but are they? What is the difference between being accessible and being inclusive? More …

Education

Celebrate Success! Advocating for Teens

Last month, YALSA members were asked to complete our annual membership survey. We asked you mostly the same questions last year, too, because we, …

Education

October 2017

Colleagues-<p>I just returned from the YALSA Symposium in Louisville. It was great to meet so many YALSA members! Here’s some of what I was up to in …

Reaching out to the community

One of the recommendations from the YALSA Futures Report was that library workers seek to serve all of the teens in the communities, not just those …

#QP2018 Nominees Roundup - The Hub

<b>Freya</b> <b>by Matthew Laurence</b> <b><br>Imprint</b> <b><br>Publication Date: March 14, 2017</b> <b><br>ISBN: 9781250088178</b><p>Sixteen-year-old Sara Vanadi has been hiding out in a quiet little …

Books

100 Books Before College

I’m sure most librarians have heard of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. We’ve been running that program at the Middletown Township Public Library for …

Education

Summer Teen Internship @ Laurel Public Library: Dollar General Grant Winner

We were fortunate enough to receive one of the 2016 YALSA Symposium Awards to implement a Summer Teen Internship. Thanks to YALSA and the Dollar …

Ulysses S. Grant

Connected Learning at a High-Tech High School

The YALSA Programming Guidelines help YA library staff plan, create, and evaluate teen programs. In this month’s blog, Michele Rivera, Digital …

Learning

Film Review: ‘The Breadwinner’

Director:<p>Nora Twomey<p>Cast:<p>Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq<p>Release Date:<p>Nov 17, 2017<p>Rated PG-13 1 hour 33 minutes<p>Official Site: …

Hayao Miyazaki

100 great reads by Australian women in 2017

Each year we compile a list of 50 great reads by Australian women, originally inspired by the Australian Women Writers Challenge. This year, we’ve …

Books

Teach Us All Highlights Powerful Youth Activism

By Julie Stivers<p><i>[This post is part of the YALSA Presidential Theme: Youth Activism through Community Engagement]</i><p>Have you watched the powerful …

Education

The Problem With ‘Problematic’

Laura Moriarty must have been pleased when, this summer, her young adult novel, <i>American Heart</i>, got a starred review in <i>Kirkus</i>, the digital and print …

Books

Double Your Impact!

Did you know that you have the chance to double the impact of your donation to YALSA?<p>From November 1st until January 15th, every dollar given to …

Philanthropy

NaNoWriMo Writing Programs on Programming HQ

Looking for some great inspiration for writing programs as you plan your November calendar? Check out YALSA’s programming HQ for some engaging ideas …

Authors

The Truth is Out There in 2018

One of the most exciting reveals from NYCC was the official trailer for season 11 of The-X Files. This winter Mulder and Scully will be back on the …

The X-Files

Making the Public Library More Accessible to Students

In the course of my career, I have worked in almost every type of library (from Academic to Special), but I have spent the bulk of that time as a …

Libraries

Young adult novel has many mature themes

Here’s an interesting little batch of books from diverse sources:<p>Fall in One Day (Blue Moon; $19.99), by Craig Terlson, is advertised as a literary …

Canadian News

Todd Haynes (‘Wonderstruck’): Young adult novel ‘was so unlike anything I’ve encountered’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

“The story was so unlike anything I’ve encountered,” reveals <b>Todd Haynes</b> as we chat via webcam (<i>watch the exclusive video above</i>) about his new film …

Entertainment

Pop Culture Podcasts for Teens - The Hub

Teens are often their own guides into how they consume pop culture and news media, and like their adult counterparts, they love the discussion of the …

Podcasting

Reaching Outcomes

Each month YALSA posts a new Snack Break. These short videos are designed to give those working with and for teens a chance to learn something in a …

Advocating for Teens in Other Associations

YALSA Board Members – Other Associations<p>Earlier in October, the YALSA Board of Directors held a virtual discussion about what it means to serve as …

Teens

Review: “Wonderstruck” Is Visually Dazzling, but Ultimately Disappointing

Todd Haynes' adaptation of Brian Selznick's young adult novel is well-intentioned and gorgeously rendered, but overstuffed and underwhelming.<p>By<p>Oct 21 …

Oscar Wilde

2017 Teens’ Top Ten Announced!

It’s finally here! The 2017 Teens’ Top Ten titles have been announced!Without further ado, here are the winning titles!• <i>Don’t Get Caught</i> <b>by Kurt Dinan.</b> …

Books

Putting Teens First in Library Services: An Interview with Ryan Moniz

Shannon Peterson and Linda Braun talk with Ryan Moniz, community librarian at the Markham Library. Ryan talks about how he and his colleagues engage …

YALSA Seeks Member Manager for Teen Programming HQ

<i>A huge thank you goes out to Angela Veizaga for all her great work the past year as member manager of the HQ. Thanks, Angela!</i>YALSA is seeking a …

Project Management