Now that the school year’s back in swing, we’re bringing back the Month in Review roundup of resources for collection development, content curation, and teen library services.
Books and Reading
Amanda at Teen Librarian Toolbox has a preview of forthcoming YA titles.
YA author Mindy McGinnis on poverty in YA lit and her new book, Female of the Species.
At Epic Reads, the 23 most-anticipated YA books out in October.
Up your readers’ advisory game with this webinar from NoveList on unlocking the power of pop culture.
Banned Books Week
I.W. Gregorio says “Save a Life — Support a Banned Book” in Publisher’s Weekly.
At Teen Services Underground: Dealing with a Book Challenge.
School Library Journal shares data from a survey about book challenges and looks at the content of challenged books (spoiler: it’s mostly diverse books).
OK, this is funny. From The Onion: Teens disappointed in Banned Books.
Interested in non-traditional collections? Check out Emma’s post on TSU about Maker Kits.
At Public Libraries Online: a library is more than a bunch of books.
ALSC on video games in libraries.
The trailer for the movie adaptation of Lauren Kate’s Fallen is circling the internet, but when will it hit big screens?
— Molly Wetta, currently reading The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu
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