November 24, 2017

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5 Highly Anticipated Titles from YA Authors | SLJ Spotlight

They’re finally here! Five new titles that teens have been waiting for.

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42 Spectacular Titles | November 2017

Long-awaited fiction from John Green, Frances Hardinge, and Philip Pullman; a fantastical feather picture book; stellar nonfiction explores historical figures in the Civil Rights movement.

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YA: Stellar New Titles from John Green, Philip Pullman, Libba Bray, & More | November 2017 Xpress Reviews

New fantasy titles from Bray and Pullman; John Green’s Turtles is a hit; and an exciting LGBTQ anthology are among November’s YA Xpress.

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John Green Keynote | SLJ Summit 2017

Author John Green opened School Library Journal’s 2017 Leadership Summit in Nashville, TN, with an emotional keynote. Here’s the video.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green | SLJ Review

A deeply resonant and powerful novel that will inform and enlighten readers even as it breaks their hearts.

“Looking for Alaska” Stays in Curriculum in Lebanon, KY

The controversial teen novel by John Green came under heavy fire in one high school—but in a victory for “freedom to read,” the merits of its use prevailed.

From YouTube Star to Published Author | Video Spotlight

Five titles by YouTube-famous teens turned authors.

Patrick Ness Raised $1 Million for Refugees. But Don’t Call Him a Saint.

The YA author rallied 6,783 donors, including fellow authors, to contribute to his relief campaign for the global refugee crisis. Ness says that he just got “pissed off about 30 seconds before anyone else did.”

YA en español | Spanish Translations of Popular Teen Titles

Whether it’s the latest John Green novel or works from Printz-winning authors, these titles are just a selection of the wonderful world of YA in Spanish.

Once Upon a Time in Minneapolis: A Librarian Attends NerdCon

The first NerdCon, the brainchild of Hank Green, was the hot ticket convention for storytellers and story consumers October 8–9 in Minneapolis. The event, filled with YA authors, vloggers, podcasters, and more, focused on storytelling. Librarian Robin Brenner highlights some of the panels and speakers.

Top Page-to-Screen Adaptations to Put on Your Radar

Media and popular culture expert and founder of TheYoungFolks.com Gabrielle Bondi presents some of the upcoming book-to-film adaptations that teens (and librarians) should put on their to-watch lists.

Teens Review “Everything, Everything,” “Teen Boat” Sequel, and More

The Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group reviewers tackle new romances, such as Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, Westerns, such as Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, and the sequel to John Green and Dave Roman’s Teen Boat graphic novel.

Manic Pixie Girl Rising | “Paper Towns” Movie Review

Quentin (Nat Wolff) and Margo (Cara Delevingne) in Paper Towns. Photo by Michael Tackett

The box office success and the generally well received critical response of the first film adaptation of a John Green novel, The Fault in Our Stars, provides ample evidence that there is an audience to be found for somber, darker YA subject matter that has nothing to do with lottery killings or armed insurrections. Although the filmmakers of the new Paper Towns, based on Green’s third novel […]

“Paper Towns” and Other Epic Road Trip Titles in YA Lit

As buzz builds for the film adaptation of John Green’s Paper Towns, check out the following selections, all of which feature summertime journeys and epic odysseys.

Writing Comics: John Green on ‘Hippopotamister’

Today we have a special treat for you: A process essay by comics writer John Patrick Green. John is the artist for Teen Boat, which is a GC4K favorite, and he is now working on a new book, Hippopotamister, which will be published by First Second in spring 2016. Hippopotamister is the story of a […]

Hank and John Green Join PBS to Expand “Crash Course” Video Series

The partnership will make the Greens brothers’ witty, educational YouTube series available through the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel and PBS LearningMedia.

The ‘Red Band Society’ and Beyond: YA Novels About Life, Death, and Love

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.

Break Out Your Hankies: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ | Film Review

SLJ reviews John Green’s page-to-screen hit adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, which opens June 6.

YA Authors who Give Back, From John Green to Ellen Hopkins

Whether supporting at-risk youth or global causes, these YA authors have a lot to contribute in addition to their writing.

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Page to Screen: Kid & YA Lit Flicks to Look Forward to After ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

With the success of Divergent and The Book Thief, Hollywood continues to tap kid’s books, from classic fairy tales to the latest dystopian, for new ideas. To celebrate the highly the anticipated big screen version of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, SLJ has compiled a list of upcoming projects that will be coming to a screen near you.