Check out the latest assessments from SLJ’s resident teen reviewers, including Amy Spalding’s hilarious Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) and Sarah Benwell’s The Last Leaves Falling.
YA novelist Nova Ren Suma shares what inspired her to write about killer ballerinas and a bookish incarcerated teen in her latest work, which explores feminism, friendship, and unlikable narrators.
Teen readers are in for a treat with these books featuring male protagonists. Whether it’s a new book in the series or a standalone title, the following selections from the editors at Junior Library Guild live up to the promise that we’ve come to expect from these books by award-winning writers.
From Rosamunde Hodge’s latest fairy tale reimagining to Bill Konigsberg’s road trip YA, the following books for teens are among this year’s must-have titles.
Dana Walrath’s YA novel-in-verse will not let us forget the horrors of the 1915 Armenian genocide; enter to win a copy. YALSA and the Dollar Literacy Foundation present Teen Intern Grants to libraries in 20 states. Chronicle Books has ARCs available for Beth Kephart’s latest and more.
Check out a second take on The Witch Hunter and an interesting twist on a dystopian society based on personal debt; in Hit, paybacks can be fatal. None of the books on this list are quite like the other. Teen reviewers share their thoughts.
When the John Hope Franklin Young Scholars studied the 1898 Massacre in Wilmington, NC, they became enraged that such an important event was not covered in their eighth grade history textbooks. The Young Scholars then decided to write and self-publish a novel as a tribute to the late Duke historian, Dr. John Hope Franklin.
The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and Griffin Teen’s Spring 2015 list is finally blooming. From boarding school girls to zombies to computer hackers, these titles are guaranteed to offer teens something fresh and exciting.
Teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares updates on the creation and establishment of his high school’s first maker space.
Henry Turner’s debut YA novel Ask the Dark forces readers to consider life as it happens at the edge of their consciousness. SLJTeen caught up with the author to chat about his writing process.
Laurie Crompton Boyle has explored eating disorders, bullying, and comic books in her young adult novels. SLJ reviewer Donna Rosenblum plumbs Boyle on her inspirations and motivations for writing for teens.
Elizabeth Wein and David Almond place readers in new and unusual settings in their latest offerings, Black Dove White Raven and The Tightrope Walkers. And unsurprisingly, power struggles are at the heart of The Witch Hunter, The Winner’s Crime, and Powerless, a theme that continues to run through teens’ favorite reads.
These adult titles are in-house favorites at Macmillan, and are perfectly accessible and appropriate for teens. Mix it up by giving them a taste of reading choices that they won’t find on the young adult shelves.
Catch the eye of teens who love movie and TV robots with a lineup of titles that run diagnostics on coming-of-age themes and personhood conundrums while also providing plenty of gear-turning, technology-pushing, cyborg-centered action.
From Michael Buckley’s alien-infested YA debut to poigant exlorations on sexual violence and mental illness, the following titles for teens will keep young people coming back for more.