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Week in Review: November 20th

Hello! Congratulations, we’ve all made it to the end of another week, and looming on the horizon is the holiday season, and of course, end of the year best of books lists. Check out some highlights from this week in books and reading and resources on collection development.
week in review | YALSA's The Hub

Books and Reading

Neal Shusterman’s Challenger Deep won the National Book Award for young people’s literature.

This shadow-themed book list would make a great idea for a book display!

Barnes & Noble’s blog shared books for fans of The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

Books that can be windows and mirrors into Muslim life at Rich in Color.

Looking to help readers make sense of tragedies like terrorist attacks? Tips on making book recommendations on sensitive and difficult issues might help.

Diversity in YA has rounded up this week’s new releases featuring diverse characters or authors

Collection Development

Have you ever thought of circulating a kit? Andrea from Teen Services Underground discusses putting together bags full of materials to learn ukulele, magic tricks, and more.

VOYA also has an article on circulating kits, this time with a technology focus.

Looking to build up your collection of Spanish language YA? Here’s a list of popular YA translated into Spanish.

Want to snag some great deals on video games for your collection on Black Friday? Teen Librarian Toolkit has some tips.

— Molly Wetta, Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

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Molly is the Senior Librarian for Youth Services, Programming, and Marketing at Santa Barbara (CA) Public Library. She is a former member manager of YALSA's The Hub.

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  1. Andrea Sowers Andrea Sowers

    Thanks for the link love!

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