June 23, 2018

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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.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2018 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Starting a Vampire Book Club, a guest post by Carrie (The Sunnydale Project Year 3)

Back when Edward Cullen was at his very sparkliest, I was teaching English at an all-girls high school. I have never seen anything like it. Spontaneous character debates broke out in class and my pro-Jacob leanings earned me some enemies (I make no apologies. He was WARM and could FIX THINGS). Whispers of “Team Edward” […]

Video Sunday: You had me at “giant ice cream”

I think the nicest thing about the internet, for me anyway, is that if you wait around long enough things that you’ve seen live will appear online and then you can let lots of people know about them.  For example, this video of Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket and Maira Kalman is not new.  It does, however, […]

Movie Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn‒Part 2

In the final Twilight movie, Bella Swan, now a vampire, wields her newfound strength, adjusts to motherhood, and with her vampire brethren face a new enemy.

Sargent’s Intergalactic Classic ‘Earthseed’ Optioned for Screen, Spurring Reprints

Move over, vampires, and make way for genetically engineered teens. Earthseed, the first novel in Pamela Sargent’s classic sci-fi YA “Seed” trilogy, has been optioned for the screen by Melissa Rosenberg, who also brought the “Twilight” trilogy to Hollywood.