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
- July 20 – Going Viral- YA Books of Teens Managing Online Fame -Stories involving internet fame, and infamy
- July 17 – #QP2018: 5 World War II Tales: – New books, fiction and non, that address resistance to the Nazi regime
- July 13 – #QP2018 Nominees: Find Your Style and Botanical Beauty – Some new books jumping on the beauty vlog trend
- July 4 – Women in Comics – Graphic Adaptations Check out some new graphic novels based on favorite past works
- July 3 – Monthly Monday Poll: July 2017 – Debut Series – Choose from 6 new series from debut authors
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Books & Reading
- Things to look forward to, coming out this fall, new books by favorite authors: All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater, The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman, Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart, Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, and of course, Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. (All are coming in October, except Genuine Fraud, in September). (Publisher’s Weekly’s Most Anticipated)
- Looking for some graphic novels? Check out 10 Graphic Novels That Are Not Quite of This World including stories about India, war, cosplay and more
- Check out the Brown Bookshelf, a group of authors and illustrators who came together to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers.
- A new series from Zoraida Córdova coming in 2019
- Rainbow Rowell delves into the world of comics with Runaways
- Epic Reads rounds up the most anticipated YA of August
- Two new Harry Potter “history” books due out this fall
Movies & TV
- I’m trying not to take it personally, but the new Netflix show Friends From College is taking on YA with a rather negative spin
- With a movie of All the Bright Places in the works, are we up for another internet storm (like 13 Reasons Why) on how suicide is portrayed in YA?
- Game of Thrones enlightens us about the practice of chaining books in medieval libraries.
In the News
- A sigh of relief, FY 2018 library funding remains uncut by House Appropriations Committee
- An ALA publication addresses every child’s right to read
- Something we already know, from author Daniel Handler: Want Teenage Boys to Read? Easy. Give Them Books About Sex.
— Cathy Outten, currently reading The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak