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Month in Review: September 2016

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.

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Hub Highlights

An exploration of hi/lo books.

Books for fans of The Get Down.

An Interview with Francisco X. Stork.

Books and Reading

13 Mind-bending YA Books at the NYPL blog.

Amanda at Teen Librarian Toolbox has a preview of forthcoming YA titles.

Harry Potter and the transformation of fandom at Slate.

YA lit for makers at Teen Librarian’s Toolbox.

YA author Mindy McGinnis on poverty in YA lit and her new book, Female of the Species.

Reading While White did a September-long feature on #OwnVoices books: check out the reviews of Eighth Grade Superzero, It Ain’t Awful, Falafel, Outrun the Moon, and more.

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.

Beyond 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?

Amandla Stenberg will star in The Darkest Minds.

The Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda movie has a director.

Librarianship

On 5 Minute Librarian, 5 places for free online professional development. (We’d Add YALSA’s professional development!)

— Molly Wetta, currently reading The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu

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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.