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Week in Review: October 2nd

Happy Friday! Add these links to your #fridayreads (or check them out over the weekend).

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Many librarians and former librarians, including Angie Manfredi and Kelly Jensen, discussed why “Banned Books” Week is a misnomer and why knowing the difference between banned and challenged is so important. Pair it with our post from Miriam Wallen on self-censorship.

Tired of defending your reading of children’s and YA literature? (You shouldn’t have to, but somehow you do anyway, right? Ugh.) This may make you feel better, and it will arm you with more comebacks to those people who say you’re not reading “real” books.

Curious about the most banned or challenged books of the year?

Check out these diverse magical fantasy books.

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Week in Review: September 25th

Happy Fall Hubbers! Here’s your Week in Review for Friday, September 25th!

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Week in Review: September 18th

Happy Friday, Hubbers!  There’s been A LOT of exciting news this week regarding new movies, new book deals, and more.  Plus – Chipotle!  Our precious Bachelor in Paradise might be over for the season, but ICYMI, I’m here to compile all the other fun and interesting news here just for you!  Here’s your Week in Review for Friday, September 18th.

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  • Yes!!  The National Book Award longlist for Young People’s Literature was announced on Monday.  I’ve already read a couple of these titles, and I’m so excited to read the rest.  Plus – for the first time ever, a webcomic is one of the finalists – Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona.
  • Did you love Ava Dellaira’s book Love Letters to the Dead?  Well, I sure did, and so do so many of my teens.  Fortunately, she has a new book coming out in 2018 (no, it has to be now!!) titled 17 Years.  It sounds so awesome.
  • Speaking of M.T. Anderson (see my first bullet point!) – he, along with a few other great authors (Lois Lowry! Mary Roach!) are contributing short written works for Chipotle’s Cultivating Thought series featured on their bags & cups.  A great way to be introduced to new authors while inhaling a burrito.
  • Have you checked out this blog:  Reading While White?  Dhonielle Clayton, co-author of the amazing book, Tiny Pretty Things, shared it via her Twitter feed.  First post was Tuesday, and I can’t wait to read more.
  • One more thing from Twitter:  Do you or teens you know love Sherlock?  I’m assuming Yes!  Then, you need to get Lock & Mori in their hands immediately – it just had its book birthday on Tuesday.  Check out Heather Perry’s Twitter feed for more news about this awesome tale of Sherlock as a teenager!
  • TokyoPop is getting back in the manga game and has a new self-publishing app coming in 2016.
  • Bill Koningsberg, author of Openly Straight and The Porcupine of Truth, is on tour visiting schools and librarians to talk talk about how suicide isn’t the answer for anyone, gay or straight, and he shares his response to being asked to not emphasize the “gay” parts at one school on the Huffington Post blog.
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Take Five: “Up All Night” Books

Last week, we discussed our favorite heroines in YA literature. While Hub bloggers named our favorites, like the ladies of the Graceling Realm series and Tamora Pierce‘s favorite characters, we also had some fantastic suggestions from the comments, including Frankie Landau-Banks and Julie from Code Name Verity.

This week, we’re asking: What was the last book that was so great you stayed up past your bedtime reading?

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The Martian by Andy Weir. It’s also the only book I’ve ever re-read less than a month after finishing the first time. — Jenni Frencham

My Most Excellent Year: a Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger. The characters were so real and the story so engaging that I didn’t want to put it down (and I’ve re-read it a couple times, too!) — Carla Land

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Week in Review: September 11th

The Hub is transitioning to Week in Review instead of Tweets of the Week. Our goal is still to provide easy access to breaking news in the world of teens and libraries, just in a new format. We’ll have news on changes to The Hub next week, so stay tuned!

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  • Check out the new YA books that hit shelves this week.
  • NYPL has a great blog post on the history of YA
  • Quartz has a fascinating look at the top book checked out a city libraries around the nation – spoiler alert – only 1 is YA.
  • Check out images from the newly illustrated Harry Potter books coming soon.
  • Using picture books with middle school and high school students
  • News station covers the book “Some Girls Are” by Courtney Summers yanked from school reading list, available at the library thanks to Kelly Jensen who spearheaded a donation campaign.
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Week in Review: September 4th

Start the long weekend off right by catching up on news you might have missed the last few days. The Hub is transitioning to Week in Review instead of Tweets of the Week. Our goal is still to provide easy access to breaking news in the world of teens and libraries, just in a new format. We’ll have news on changes to The Hub next week, so stay tuned!

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