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.
SLJTeen’s new teen review group from Kitsap County, WA, has pulled out all the stops for its inaugural column. We have eight reviews, including two very different opinions on Melinda Salisbury’s The Sin Eater’s Daughter.
Keep these resources for Shakespeare units handy, and perhaps inspire the next generation of fantastic playwrights. If your YA collection is lacking Charisma, take a chance on winning a free copy.
Video in the classroom is a promising, effective tool for student and teacher learning and education. Colorado teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares some tips on how to use digital video resources in the classroom.
Let loose with the confetti! Macmillan and Griffin Teen are thrilled to share their 2015 young adult award-winners.
While the setting for The Appetites of Girls is specifically Brown University in 1993, the emotions and issues explored throughout the book are universal. “AB4T” blogger Diane Colson goes behind-the-scenes with author Pamela Moses who is intimately familiar with this college environment.
Your teens can win money for college by simply writing an essay; get a sneak peek of Jonathan Friesen’s latest title, Both of Me.
Rich world-building, enigmatic characters, and a breakneck pace mark Victoria Aveyard’s debut, Red Queen, as possibly “The Next Big Thing.” SLJ caught up with the author to discuss her inspiration for the epic fantasy/dystopian series.
Whether riveted to reality TV design shows, thumbing through fashion mags or surfing blogs, trend-spotting at the mall, or mix-matching items from their own closets, teens have a passion for fashion.
Technology Pilots in Colorado Juvenile Facility Libraries Support Learning and Digital Literacy Skills
The Division of Youth Corrections, in partnership with the Colorado State Library, has had a great run in its recent launches of multiple technology pilot projects in select juvenile correctional facilities statewide. These innovative initiatives are designed to support positive youth development and resilience for at-risk youth.
The setting for The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley is the hospital pediatric ward, while Billy Kinsey in The Tragic Age deals with having a dysfunctional family by reading Heidigger. The Storyspinner, a fantasy/mystery mash-up, should be just the ticket for readers looking for a new scrappy heroine for which to cheer.
Erin Holt hit the ground running when she joined the teen services group at Williamson County (TN) Public Library six months ago. With her ideas and energy, the support of her director and teen staff, and the willingness to let teens drive the programming and focus of “their” library, Holt has been able to create a teen space that has proven to be wildly successful.
Fantasy and reality collide in this spring’s teen graphic novels when a group of amusement-park princesses gang up to fight some bad guys in Part-Time Princesses and thousands of gamers get trapped inside an online game in Log Horizon.
Beloved authors and favorite characters are what make series books a mainstay of the rabid reader’s diet. Looking ahead to 2015, some favorite stories conclude while new series arrive to pick up the mantle. Share the following booktalks selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild.
Jess Tennant thought leaving London for a small seaside town up the coast would prove relaxing. But she was wrong. This accidental detective ends up solving the mystery of her cousin’s death and takes on other mysteries, always with a bit of sass and spunk, pulling readers right into her world.
Highly illustrated novels, out-of-the-ordinary narratives, and titles with female leads and fascinating world-building are just some of the YA books that are on SLJ editors’ radar. See what else is trending in teen lit.
You don’t have to be in Chicago on Monday, February 2 to share in the excitement of the American Library Association’s 2015 Youth Media Awards. An internet connection is all you need.