Happy Birthday Shakespeare! I wonder if the bard ever conceived of something like today’s graphic novel? Hopefully he would approve of the following renditions of his work! If you don’t want a graphic novel, scroll down to the bottom for links to his other works.
The nominees for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten have been announced! The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list where every title is nominated and voted on by teens. Teens across the country can read them all summer; voting will take place Aug. 15 – Sept. 15 via YALSA’s brand new Teens’ Top Ten site for teens at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens, and the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October.
March is going to be a great month for young adult fiction! We’ve ordered a wide variety of new releases due out this month. Three popular series, The Infernal Devices, The Jenna Fox Chronicles, and the Delirium trilogy, come to an end as their final installments are out. You’ll find paranormal romance, mystery and thrillers, contemporary fiction, and sci-fi among these. There’s something for everyone on the new shelf!
February is Black History Month, so we’ve compiled a list of nonfiction and novels by African American authors or featuring African American protagonists. Read More..
The Stonewall Book Award is given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. This years winner and honor books include:
Yesterday at the Youth Media Awards, the winners of this year’s Printz awards were announced! The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.
George Santayana said: ”Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” While WWII and the Holocaust were devestating events, the period of history is ripe with stories of survival, resistance, and perseverance in the face of tragedy. Our young adult fiction collection has several excellent novels that tell these stories so that they will never be forgotten. Whether you like graphic novels, novels in verse, stories set in America or Europe, there’s a book to capture your interest.
Argh! It’s that frustrating feeling of knowing the book you want to read and the library’s copies are all checked out! NoveList to the rescue! You can scroll down in the library catalog to find NoveList recommendation or you can go to their easy to search website. NoveList helps you find books by describing a plot and has reading lists, read-alikes and more!
Here in the Teen Zone, we LOVE to create booklists, but they are not exhaustive and there are so many subjects and interests out there, it’s good to have an awesome resource like the Reading Rants blog. What is it? A group of booklists for teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there’s life after Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and American Girl.
This time of year, signs of the holiday season are everywhere. Decorations and candy have been in stores since Halloween, the radio is starting to play Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and bell-ringers are on every corner collecting charitable donations. But for me I don’t really feel it’s the holiday season until I go to see The Nutcracker. It’s my favorite Christmas tradition. I love ballet, and before I realized I lacked the necessary coordination, grace, and body type, wanted to be a ballet dancer. Though I can’t dance, I still love to watch performances, and yes, read about ballerinas. Read More..