April 24, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Forays into Foreign Territory | Teens Forging an Identity

Immersing readers in the minds of the male protagonists, these three recent coming-of-age YA novels awaken teens to settings, people, and ideas they might not otherwise have encountered.

#FSYALit: Doubt and the Teenage Religious Experience, thoughts on EDEN WEST (Pete Hautman), a #FSYALit post by Ally Watkins

Something Karen tweeted as we were discussing this project a while back really stuck with me. She said that discussing religion is difficult because everyone assumes they’re coming from correct place. Man, is that ever true. And it rings even truer in EDEN WEST, Pete Hautman’s latest about a 17-year-old boy named Jacob who has […]

Middle Grade Maven Makes a Must-See YA Debut | Fiction Grades 9 & Up

This month, YA readers are in for a treat: veteran middle grade author Michael Buckley takes a step into YA with great results. Undertow is not to be missed. And check out the latest from Pete Hautman, Cori McCarthy, and others.

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