June 29, 2016

Subscribe to SLJ

Stephanie Kuehn on the Unreliable Narrator, Mental Health, and “The Smaller Evil”

kuehnbw

The YALSA/Morris Award winner and SLJTeen Live speaker continues to spin unnerving tales; SLJ chats with her about her latest YA.

New Visions Award Winner Announced; “The Inside of Out” Giveaway | SLJTeen News

Award-Winner-InsideOut-TN

Participate in the #DashnerDash Binge Read. The winner of Lee & Low’s New Visions Award was recently revealed. You’ll find these tidbits and more in SLJTeen’s news roundup.

Apply for AASL Inspire Grants; ALAN Grants for Librarians Announced | SLJ Teen News

awards&grants

The American Association of School Librarians invites school librarians to apply for two new grants. The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents has two new awards that may be of interest to librarians working with teens.

Doctor Who Comics Day; YALSA’s Teens’ Top 10 | SLJTeen News

TeensTopTen_logo_web

This SLJTeen news roundup highlights plenty of opportunities to win prizes and info about upcoming conferences and stipends.

YALSA’s 2016 Teen Read Week To Focus On English Language Learners

TN_Teen Read Week

This year’s Teen Read Week, held from October 9–15, will highlight teen services, programming, and literature for young adults who speak a language other than English at home.

SPONSORED: Hooray for YA! Macmillan Adult and Griffin Teen Congratulate their Winners

#SVYALit: ALL THE RAGE and rape culture, Trish Doller interviews author Courtney Summers

Sponsored: Macmillan Adult and Griffin Teen congratulate their many ALA-YALSA Award Winners, including Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On and Sarah McCarry’s About a Girl.

Bright Ideas Abound at YALSA’s Summer Learning Workshop

YALSASummerWorkshop_featimage_TN

The secrets to running a popular summer learning experience for teens at public libraries were shared at a special session at this year’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

2016 Book Awards Roundup: APALA, Amelia Bloomer Project, and Other Non-YMA Awards

ink-and-ashes

SLJ curates a list of non-Youth Media Awards that were recently announced in the children’s and young adult literature world, including the National Jewish Award, South Asia Book Award, Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature, and more.

2015 Cybils Finalists Announced; YALSA Accepting Symposium Proposals | SLJTeen News

Cybils-Logo-2015-Round-Lg

The finalists in the 2015 CYBILS awards have been revealed; YALSA is accepting proposals for its YALSA Symposium. These tidbits and more in the first SLJTeen news roundup of 2016.

Teen Tech Week, March 6–12, to Focus On STEAM and Underserved Teens

TTW 2016_2

“Create it at your library!” is the theme of Teen Tech Week (March 6–12, 2016), the annual initiative from the Young Adult Library Services Association. Members of the organization may apply for 20 Teen Tech Week stipends of $1,000 each.

Equal Parts Teen Services and YA Lit at 2015 YALSA Symposium

YALSA Symposium

Librarian Robin Brenner highlights programs and events at the 2015 YALSA Young Adult Services Symposium, which took place November 6–8 in Portland, OR. This year’s conference widened its purview to include services and programming alongside literature, which was reflected in the theme, “Bringing It All Together: Connecting Libraries, Teens & Communities.”

What Do Tweens Want?

1510-Tween-TN1

Librarians create special spaces and services for preteens.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

“Get Away” with Under-the-Radar Books for Teen Read Week

EH151006_TeenRead

Librarian Julie Stivers presents diverse and underappreciated titles that should be celebrated during YALSA’s Teen Read Week (October 18–24), including Varian Johnson’s The Great Greene Heist and Polly Holyoke’s The Neptune Project.

Apply for Summer Grants; “Ghostlight” Giveaway; NZ Banned Book Coming to the U.S. | SLJTeen News

SLJTeen_150916_SLJTeenNews

SLJ readers can enter to win a copy of the spooky Ghostlight. Nominations are open for the 10th annual Cybils Awards. Polis Books has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to the recently banned Into the River by Ted Dawe. Celebrate Teen Read Week with Blink authors. These news bites and more in the latest SLJTeen news roundup.

Molly Wetta Takes Over SLJ’s Pinterest Board for Teen Read Week

TRW15_cropped

Want to make a splash for YALSA’s Teen Read Week (TRW) from October 18–24? Look no further than SLJ‘s TRW Pinterest page curated by blogger, collection development librarian, and guest pinner Molly Wetta.

“Romancing the Dark” Giveaway; Banned Books Week Essay Contest | SLJTeen News

Romancing_cover_final.indd

Teen winners of a Banned Books Essay Contest in Colorado Springs were recently announced. “Teen Librarian Toolbox” blogger Heather Booth was named 2015 Illinois Young Adult Librarian of the Year. Readers have the opportunity to win a copy of Ann Jacobus’s Romancing the Dark in the City of Light.

Librarian Molly Wetta Curates SLJ’s Banned Books Pinterest Board

SLJTeen_150915_BBW

Looking for inspiration in advance of Banned Books Week (BBW), from September 27–October 3? Look no further than SLJ’s BBW Pinterest page, curated by blogger and collection development librarian Molly Wetta.

SLJ Welcomes Back “Someday” Printz Blog

EH_140909_Printz2

Celebrating its fifth year, SLJ’s “Someday My Printz Will Come” blog has returned. It will continue to speculate about possible contenders for YALSA’s Michael L. Printz Award while even adding a few podcast episodes liven up the discussion.

September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month; Giveaway: Lubar’s “Sophomores” | SLJTeen News

sophomores_

Libraries are gearing up for the annual celebration of the power of library cards. The 2015 Arab American Book and RITA Award winners were recently announced. Just in time for back to school, readers can enter for a chance to win a copy of David Lubar’s Sophomores and Other Oxymorons, the companion novel to Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie.

Grants Available for Book Clubs Serving At-Risk Teens; 2015 Thriller Awards Announced | SLJTeen News

Nearly-Gone

Up to 50 grants will be awarded to libraries working with at-risk teens to create a reading and discussion program called Great Stories Club. The winners of the 2015 Thriller Awards were revealed. These news tidbits and more in this week’s SLJTeen news roundup.