SLJTeen Live panelist Neal Bascomb discusses his research process, inspiration, and the best part of writing Sabatoge, about a riveting moment in World War II history.
From a murderous plot to a modern twist on You’ve Got Mail, the latest books covered by the Kitsap YA group are titles perfect for reading by the poolside or on much-needed beach days.
The 2016 Summer Olympics will soon be all anyone’s talking about. Teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares some tools and resources that librarians should have at the ready.
The SLJTeen Live panelist chats with SLJ about what inspires her as an author and her latest thriller, With Malice.
Teens will appreciate this genre- and format-spanning assortment of tales about love gone wrong; included are Daniel Clowes’s romantic time-traveling adventure, a thriller about Mata Hari, and Rebecca Traister’s astute feminism perspective on marriage and relationships.
Where’s Pikachu? How libraries are connecting with patrons over this wildly popular new virtual treasure hunt that uses geolocation—and why the game raises privacy concerns.
The following are some of the latest installments in recommended YA series, including some interesting takes on sci-fi, a little bit of romance, and one series that defies explanation and that teens won’t want to miss.
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This month’s SLJTeen News roundup features David Levithan’s heartfelt Margaret A. Edwards Award acceptance speech, Tim Tingle’s remarks on receiving the American Indian Youth Literature Award, and more
Marina Budhos’s new book explores the impact surveillance has on a Muslim teen, his family, and his community.
Chelsea Couillard-Smith, a librarian at Hennepin County (MN) Library, created a #blacklivesmatter booklist for teens.
The YALSA/Morris Award winner and SLJTeen Live speaker continues to spin unnerving tales; SLJ chats with her about her latest YA.
The queen of the teen thriller died on June 15, and the YA world will never be the same. In remembrance of Lois Duncan, we share recent YA thrillers that share the same suspense, plot twists, and unforgettable characters that Duncan is celebrated for.
Looking for ways to entice teens to participate in summer reading? Reel them in with videos created by their peers for the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Teen Video Challenge.
Gaming. Anorexia. The Manson Murders. There’s something for every kind of YA reader in this roundup by our teen reviewers.
Brooklyn Public Library honored budding teen writers with top prizes for their inaugural Ned Vizzini Writing Contest on June 7.
As rising seniors and college-bound high school graduates finish off the school year, the following works will keep them intrigued during the summer months.
Since The Raven Boys, the YA author has had teens spellbound by the trials of Blue, her fatal curse, and the enigmatic boys at a local private school. Maggie Stiefvater chats about The Raven King and what’s next on the horizon.