Apply for a Carnegie-Whitney Grant to underwrite fabulous library resources. Find inspiration among the five winning entries to YALSA’s 2014 Makers Contest—from digital media training to “Sew Electric.”
Filled with humor and heartbreak, poignant emotion, and amazing instances of courage, these young adult offerings are sure to captivate fans of the Red Band Society TV show and John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.
School Library Journal has a new blog: “Teen Librarian Toolbox” (TLT). A professional development hub for teen librarians created by Karen Jensen, TLT has been a popular resource, featuring book reviews, coverage of exemplary teen programming, technology, and social and developmental issues related to teenagers.
Our group of teen reviewers share a pair of love letters to The Bane Chronicles; offer their thoughts on the second installment of the “Palace of Spies” series by Sarah Zettel; and showcase titles dealing with agoraphobia and a world divided between those above and below.
Could the latest boost in manga sales be partly due to the latest blockbuster, Attack on Titan? Good Comics for Kids blogger Brigid Alverson brings us up to speed on what’s happening in the world of manga and anime.
The following selections by the editors at Junior Library Guild will inform, inspire, and guide today’s change makers by opening their eyes and spurring them to action.
Big Bang Press selects fan fiction writers and artists and invites them to create and professionally publish original work. The publisher’s debut title, A Hero at the End of the World, releases on November 11.
A trip to Malawi, Africa in 1992 convinced GE executive Jim Ziolkowski that he had a different calling—giving students the opportunity to transform their lives through access to education.
Check out SLJ’s current recommendations for Halloween reads, apps, and spine-tingling fun for all ages.
Forget centralized programming, adapted kid activities, and advisory boards. Teen activities should be patron-driven, dynamic, and constantly in flux.
From Ally Condie’s /Atlantia to Jason Reynolds’s The Boy in the Black Suit, these latest books for teens will inspire, infuriate, and tug at the hearstrings (and nerves) of readers.
Juvenile services librarian Amy Cheney posits that the winning recipe for books that entice reluctant readers includes a great cover, lots of action (real action!), relevancy, and an easy to read page layout.
Fund an author visit with help from the Maureen Hayes Award, win a set of Jasper Fforde titles, and discover a new source of STEM materials for students.
Thanks to Farrar, Straus & Giroux’s adult division, this season Macmillan Library is all about boys and their adventures in growing up.
Teens often feel like they are misunderstood and at war with the rest of the world. These fiction titles will give them some strategies for coping on and off the battlefield of adolescence.
SLJ caught up with debut author Marie-Helene Bertino to discuss her 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas, a multigenerational story perfect for mother/daughter book clubs.
Young adult librarian Elise Sheppard of Lone Star College-Cyfair Branch Library spearheaded an initiative to offer college readiness programs and give high schoolers a leg up before they get on campus.
Looking for some creepy reads to fluff up the Halloween reading display? These titles with a supernatural bent will pull in your teen readers with great covers, and terrific stories.
Readers may recognize Suzanne Brockmann’s name as the NYT bestselling author of over 50 books for adults. She’s teamed up with daughter Melanie to write their first young adult series, starting with Night Sky.
Fans of raw and realistic teen fiction will want to get in line for Courtney Summers’ latest from Macmillan, All the Rage, which deals with themes of sexual violence, bullying, and the culture of shame.