From the heroine of a retelling of The Tempest to a typically awkward seventh grader, the protagonists of these coming-of-age novels all face the trials and tribulations of the coming-of-age process.
Want to start a baking club at your library but not sure where to start? Teen librarian Lindsey Tomsu has you covered.
From a compelling tale set during Hurricane Katrina to contemporary novels about overcoming grief and reality TV, these new works inspire high praise from the Kitsap teen reviewers.
“Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson highlights new graphic novels for young adults, including a “Superman” comic by Gene Luen Yang and an adaption of an Octavia Butler classic.
These nine titles—from picture books to YA—explore the many dangers, factors, and effects that refugees and immigrants face every day.
SLJ chats with Katie Bayerl about her debut YA novel, which touches upon the complex themes of religion, mental health, and grief.
YA librarian Lindsey Tomsu rounds up recent YA series entries that teens won’t want to miss, from X-Files prequels to superhero sequels.
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From a tale of family drama by the author of “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” to the latest entry in the adventure and action series, these YA titles are just what the Kitsap YA reviewers ordered.
This week, we explore a motley crew of fan favorites, from Alex Award winners to a legendary editor and more.
Gabby Rivera debuted the first issue of Mavel’s “America” comics at Midtown Comics’s downtown location in New York City. A group of Tor and Tor Teen authors gathered at the Flatiron Building to celebrate their recent fantasy titles.
Librarian and instructional technology facilitator Nikki Robertson curates SLJ’s Teen Tech Week (March 5–11) Pinterest board.
Sarah Hill looks back on the column to see just how many of the Alex Award winners were covered in AB4T and spotlights four can’t-miss nonfiction titles.
Angie Thomas, debut novelist of The Hate U Give, a stirring work on police brutality and racial violence, spoke with SLJ about bigotry, the influence of real life on her book, and the power of literature.
Barry Lyga talks about what inspired his hard-hitting novel Bang, an SLJ February 2017 Popular Pick.
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Our teen reviewers tackle the latest novel in verse from Ellen Hopkins, an epic fantasy featuring goblins, and Tanya Lee Stone’s nonfiction work based on the acclaimed documentary Girl Rising.
See how a team of librarians got teens from L.D. Fargo (WI) Public Library to participate in a (delectable) YA program.