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.
Now more than ever in America, young girls, people of color, and LGBTQ people need stories relevant to their lives. The following titles highlight these voices.
After five books, a short story collection, and a coloring book, Marissa Meyer decided to expand the sci-fi series with a graphic novel, Wires and Nerve.
The Youth Media Awards aren’t the only prizes in town. SLJ rounds up other children’s and young adult selection lists announced during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting.
From historical fiction to fantasy, the genres in 2017’s first crop of teen-reviewed books run the gamut. The Kitsap YA Group doesn’t hold back on their thoughts about Jeff Giles’s The Edge of Everything, Patricia Hruby Powell’s Loving vs. Virginia, and more.
It’s been an emotional time for many, and these rich reads, with their deep explorations of the psyche, are bound to resonate with teens.
We Need Diverse Books selected March: Book Three as the winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award, along with three honorees.
These recent and upcoming graphic novels bring history and current events to life by telling important stories through the eyes of real people.
Silvera spoke with SLJ about the need for diversity in YA literature and the challenges of penning a novel that successfully incorporates utter joy and emotional devastation.