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2014 Morris Award Nominees

YALSA’s William C. Morris YA Debut Award honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens, celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. This year’s nominees include:

 

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Like, Try, Why #14: Contemporary Romance

Are you in thee mood for a swoon-worthy romance? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book. Read More..

January YA New Releases

We’ve got a great batch of new young adult fiction hitting shelves in the Teen Zone this month! Mystery, romance, paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction…there’s something for everyone! Many sequels to popular series and new novels by favorite authors are also new in the Teen Zone. Check one out today.

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Around the World Through Young Adult Literature: YA Novels Set in Prague

Travelling around the world is as easy as checking out a book! We’ll be featuring young adult novels set in different parts of the globe, and we’re starting with beautiful Prague in the Czech Republic. This magical city beside the Vltava River with its cobbled lanes, walled courtyards, and countless church spires is the perfect setting for mysterious stories.

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Like, Try, Why #13: Time Travel

Did you just finish an awesome book that made you want to stalk the stacks for another similar title? Are you not sure what to read next? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book. Read More..

December YA New Releases

We’ve got a great batch of new young adult fiction hitting shelves in the Teen Zone this month! Mystery, romance, paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction…there’s something for everyone! Many sequels to popular series and new novels by favorite authors are also new in the Teen Zone. Check one out today.

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Veterans in YA Booklist

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we’re sharing a collection of young adult fiction that deals with the experience of veterans and their loved ones. These novels explore grief, war, family, forgiveness, post-traumatic stress, and are all set in the aftermath of either the current war in Afghanistan or the 2003-2011 War in Iraq.

 

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Like, Try, Why #12: Action-Packed Sci-fi and Fantasy

Do you love action scenes and crazy new worlds, but aren’t sure what to read next? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book.

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October and November YA New Releases

We’ve got a great batch of new young adult fiction hitting shelves in the Teen Zone! Mystery, romance, paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction…there’s something for everyone!

 

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Choose Your Own Apocalpyse Reading List

What form will the apocalpyse take? An Alien invasion? An environmental disaster? Zombies? Or a civil rebellion? You decide! For Teen Read Week we’re hosting an Choose Your Own Apocalpyse scavenger hunt live action game, where teams complete challenges inspired by popular post-apocalpytic and survival fiction. The fun doesn’t have to end, though! Check out one of these books and see if you could survive some of these cataclysmic scenarios found in these popular titles!

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