Scriiiiiccchhh… Cut the music! Stop the Presses!
The most important thing that happened in June?
John green announced his next book!
Turtles All the Way Down will come for us October 10th.
And… on to other news:
What happened in YA this month? Here is a quick round up of featured posts on The Hub and other links to keep you up to date when collecting for your teens.
At the Hub
- June 21 Booklist: Pride Month Reading list A great list of 20 YA titles featuring LGBTQIA lives and experiences.
- 2017 Hub Reading Challenge June Check-in A final check-in for the 2017 reading challenge, with links to the list. Did you rise to the challenge?
- June 6 Women in Comics – 2017 Eisner Award Nominees, a great round-up of the many women nominated for the prize.
- June 5 #QP2018 Nominees: 2 more Quick Pick nominees: Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson and Overturned by Lamar Giles, two peeks into the uncertain world of criminal convictions.
- June 2 Interview with Alex Award winner Ryan North, author of Romeo and/or Juliet, and writer of Adventure Time comics
- June 1 Five Podcasts to Try for Fans of “Welcome to Night Vale” – Delve into the world of fiction podcasts, a great way to “binge” through your commute.
Books & Reading
- Free Audiobooks! If you haven’t signed up for Audiofile’s Sync program, go do it now. Two free audiobooks each week all summer long. Get all of your teens on board!
- June is LGBTQ Books month. Meet some LGBTQ authors:
- The 10 Best New Young Adult Books in June 2017 from Paste
Movies & TV
- Keiynan Lonsdale is signed on for the upcoming production of Simon vs. Homo Sapiens Agenda
- And this Unearthed movie, based on a book that isn’t coming out until January 2018!
- And what do you think of these 26 YA novels turned to movies? Should we or shouldn’t we?
In the News
- June 26th was the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, opening this incredible world to us all. Here are 20 ways Harry Potter Changed the World
- The Outsiders reinvented young adult fiction. Harry Potter made it inescapable. From Vox
- We all have patrons like this: I’m A Teenager And I Don’t Like Young Adult Novels. Here’s Why. Interesting thoughts here could bring out great discussions.
— Cathy Outten, currently reading The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles (A fantastic book!)