Here at The Hub we hope you all are getting in the swing of spring! Here are some highlights of posts at The Hub and around the web of interest to library workers serving teens.
At the Hub:
- Find out all about the awesome program to get free audiobooks all summer long!
- Explore the Raven Cycle in our latest Fandom 101 post.
- To celebrate National Poetry Month, we had several posts: tips for helping teens discover poetry, international stories in verse,
- YA fiction for fans of Game of Thrones.
- This month’s installment of Diversify YA life spotlights Islamic mythology & Middle Eastern folktales.
- YA books can help facilitate discussions about tough topics with teens. This month, we’ve got resources on sex trafficking.
- New Hub blogger Emma shares an epic list of time travel reads.
Books and Reading:
- It was a big week for series finales. The Barnes and Noble Teen Blog has six reasons you will love The Crown, the final book in Kiera Cass’s The Selection series.
- They also have you covered if you need a brief summary of Maggie Stiefvater’s first three Raven Cycle books before you dive into The Raven King.
- Gay YA has a great round up of teen-friendly books featuring Asian LGBTQ+ characters.
- Ally has a great post featuring new comics for tweens on the ALSC blog.
- Check out the Edgar Award results! The YA category has some great recommendations for mystery-loving teens.
- Research shows that audiobooks can have a positive impact on literacy skills.
Teens and Librarianship:
- There has been a huge trend in making coding a part of many library’s teen programming. School Library Journal reported that a Florida lawmaker thinks students should be able to swap foreign language requirements for learning this skill.
- In a historic moment in librarianship on April 20th Carla Hayden testified before the Senate. If Hayden is confirmed she will be the first woman, first African American, and second librarian to lead the Library of Congress.
- The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported on School Library Journal’s open letter from the 269 authors and illustrators who signed in response to North Carolina House Bill 2, “will not support a state government that promotes discrimination” and “will have to consider our participation in conferences and festivals in North Carolina while this law is in place.”
Teen Services Underground had an interesting article about doing a teen budgeting program.
- If you are participating in the Collaborative Summer Reading Program Teen Services Underground has a post about their YA books that fit the theme.
- A new study shows that disadvantaged youth can gain the most from mentoring.
- Erin Downey-Howerton offers so excellent weeding tips over at Booklist, and it focuses specifically on youth collections.
- Helpful tips on avoiding and combatting librarian burnout.
-Emily Childress-Campbell, currently reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes