June 20, 2018

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From “The Outsiders” to “The First Part Last”: A Margaret A. Edwards Award Time Line

Download this nifty visual and chronological representation of the history of young adult literature and the Margaret A. Edwards award in the context of literary, economic, and political milestones.

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The Legacy of Margaret A. Edwards and the Birth of an Award

A YALSA past president reflects on the influence of Margaret A. Edwards and the award that bears her name.

The Margaret A. Edwards Award and 30 Years of Young Adult Literature

Angela Carstensen takes a look back at three decades of YA—its evolution, groundbreaking titles, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award that honors its authors.

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Juneteenth: The First Day of Freedom

Angela Johnson and E. B. Lewis’s beautiful and evocative and ‘All Different Now’ (S&S, 2014) commemorates the first Juneteenth (June 19, 1865), when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with the long-delayed news of emancipation.

Connections That Count: Audiobooks that Highlight Kids’ Meaningful Relationships | Listen In

With another school year on the horizon, the focus of August’s Listen In column is on the relationships that children and teens make—with other kids and with adults—to help them navigate the stormy waters of growing up. The ten audiobooks featured are excellent for group listening and for generating discussions about what’s happening to the young people in the stories, from the poignant depiction of friendship in The Other Side to the real drama wrought by abuse in Eleanor and Park.

More of the books!

Karyn just posted an impressive roundup of last minute reading, so I’m chiming in with some more. With Monday morning’s announcement looming large, it seems like everyone is trying to sprint through their last minute reads in order to feel prepared. Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby Houghton Mifflin, March 2012 Reviewed from an ARC This […]