October 21, 2017

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Be “Pinspired” To Unleash Your Story This Teen Read Week

Not sure what to do for this year’s Teen Read Week event? Teacher librarian Kathy M. Burnette has you covered.

Library of Congress Launches Teen Internship; 2017 Lammys Announced | SLJTeen News

A roundup of tidbits and news bites that librarians working with teens will want to know about, including a new internship at the Library of Congress and the winners of the Lammys, Audies, and Teen Choice Book awards.

ALA 2017: Find the SLJ Team at These Sessions

Like kids in a candy store, conference attendees are making tough choices on which sessions to savor. Here, the SLJ team reveals what’s on their short lists.

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2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner Sarah Dessen Woos YA Readers

Even after 13 successful books, Sarah Dessen doesn’t take anything for granted. Here, she shares her feelings about the Edwards Award, her process—it involves chocolate—and why writing for teens is so special.

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YALSA Teen Book Finder Database launches!

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) just launched its new Teen Book Finder Database.  Like the Teen Bookfinder App, the database provides recommendations from YALSA’s annual book awards and selected book and media lists going back to 1988.  Award winners were selected for young adults–ages 12 to 18–and span a broad range of reading […]

2016 GGNT: Manga Spotlight

Trying to decide what books to add to a collection can be tough for librarians, especially if they are short on space and/or money. Fortunately, groups such as YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, put together lists of recommendations that libraries—and really, anybody—can use. One such list is Great Graphic Novels for Teens, a […]

David Levithan’s Edwards Award Speech, Free Art Resources, and More | SLJTeen News

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

Fanfare, YALSA, Times, Oh My!

What a busy week it’s been! Monday brought us the release of Horn Book’s Fanfare AND The New York Times’ Notable Children’s Books list. Wednesday, the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults (which I persist in calling ENYA even though I think that never really caught on the way I hoped) shortlist was released. […]

Equal Parts Teen Services and YA Lit at 2015 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.”

YALSA GGNT Top Eight Manga: World Trigger Volume 1-2

The Earth is being attacked by monsters from another dimension. Called “Neighbors,” they are powerful and have technology greater that Earth possesses. But just as hope seems lost, a mysterious group called Border appears and begins fighting off the Neighbors with their strange weapons, known as triggers, that gave them the ability to fight off […]

ALA’s Most Frequently Challenged Books; Teen Read Week Grants; Springtime Giveaways | SLJTeen News

The American Library Association has announced 2014’s most frequently challenged books. Teen Read Week grants are available from YALSA. Enter in two YA book giveaways. See how one librarian hosted a Doctor Who–themed lock-in with great success.

Ann Burlingame Wins 2015 Sullivan Award; National Poetry Month Contest; Giveaways | SLJTeen News

A contest and verse giveaway to kick off National Poetry Month; NEH makes The Great Stories Club program possible with $350,000 to ALA; strut your YA stuff at ALA Annual 2016; Ann Burlingame is winner of the 2015 Sullivan Award.

YALSA Teen Intern Grant Winners Announced; Chronicle Books Giveaway | ‘SLJTeen’ News

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.

SLJ Reviews and Resources for YALSA 2015 Morris and Nonfiction Finalists

Awards season is well underway in the children’s and YA lit world, and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) made its contribution last week when it revealed the shortlists for its nonfiction and debut YA awards. SLJ has compiled the full reviews and resources for each of the finalists.

Miss Honey Award; Wolf Chronicles Giveaway; Teen Tech Grants | SLJTeen News

Recognize a colleague with a nomination for the Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice award, and get prepared for Teen Tech Week by applying for a YALSA grant. Enter a chance to win a set of Dorothy Hearst’s series, told from the point of a “teen” wolf.

Five Things to Love at YALSA’S YA Lit Symposium

Friendly authors, provocative programming, and the thrill of presenting were among the high points at YALSA’s fourth Young Adult Literature Symposium in Austin, TX.

Carnegie-Whitney Grants Available; YALSA 2014 Maker Contest Winners | SLJTeen News

Apply for a Carnegie-Whitney Grant to underwrite fabulous library resources. Find inspiration among the five winning entries to YALSA’s 2014 Makers Contest—from digital media training to “Sew Electric.”

Graphic Novel Resources; Collection Development Grant; Green Cooking for Teens | SLJTeen News

Apply for a $5,000 YA collection development grant to purchase the graphic novel resources our Good Comics for Kids bloggers have gathered. Check out the latest roundup of teen services news bites.

YALSA Hosts Teen Read Week Twitter Chat Today

With Teen Read Week coming around the bend (October 12–18), gear up and tune into Twitter today—September 15—from 2–3 pm EST for YALSA’s Twitter chat “Marketing Your Teen Read Week.”

Taking the Teen Summer Challenge to New Heights, Pierce County Style

At Pierce County Library System (WA), staff recognized that their summer reading program needed to be reimagined. The Teen Summer Challenge was created to provide a more meaningful experience for their tweens and teens.