April 19, 2018

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Gothic Romances, Sci-Fi Adventures, and a John Green Readalike | What’s Hot in YA

Looking for a John Green readalike? Search no further than Adi Alsaid’s Let’s Get Lost. Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s eerie novel set in Barcelona will entice and haunt teens. And if you thought the dystopian and paranormal novels have worn out their welcome—Michelle Krys, Catherine Linka, and Kelsey Foster bring fresh takes to the tried-and-true genres. The following young adult, nonfiction, and crossover titles will grab reluctant and avid readers alike.

Spotlight on Spanish-language Fantasy | Libro por libro

Fantasy and science fiction for children and young adults is a genre that can bridge language and cultural barriers and find popularity throughout the world. English-speaking authors have all been widely translated and are familiar to Latino children here in the United States. But what about the authors writing in this genre in Spanish?

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.