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!
Books and Reading
- At Bustle, there was a round up of highly anticipated YA books coming out in September, including Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian, who wrote the Morris Finalist Sex & Violence, and Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, whose debut Girl of Fire and Thorns was also recognized with a Morris Honor. In addition to reading professional reviews, I like to keep an eye on books that are receiving buzz in mainstream publications that library patrons might follow, as it might indicate potential demand for a title.
- B&N Teens featured five YA novels as for fans of The Breakfast Club. The Hub had a love letter to the movie and list of read-alikes earlier this year, and I also made lists of recommended books for each character, so with a few more additions, it might be a fun idea for a book display.
- These YA science fiction titles will please fans of The Hunger Games and Maze Runner.
- School Library Journal has reviews of realistic teen fiction audiobooks for teens.
- Check out this report on the state of the school library ebook market. A teen Hub blogger also shares her thoughts on ebooks versus print.
- This review of the manga series Bleach is a great introduction for non-manga readers.
- No Flying, No Tights has a review of a book on cosplaying.
Movies, TV, Music, & Video Games
- Kenneth Branagh has signed on to adapt the Artemis Fowl series into movies.
- Teen.com has a sneak peak of The 5th Wave movie trailer.
- Taylor Swift’s latest video is sparking a conversation about privilege, colonialism, and Africa.
- Hot video game releases this month include new editions of popular sports games and Mario Maker. See the entire slate of new games at Game Informer.
- You know you want to watch this Avengers: Age of Ultron blooper reel.
- Just a few weeks until the new season of Doctor Who begins!
- Justin Bieber set a record on Spotify with his new single.
- Remake Learning has a series on STEAM education, which has a lot of good information for libraries developing programs for youth.
- Youth Today has a great piece on the importance of after school programming. Great talking points when advocating for teen library programs!
- ALSC Blog has a great post about the Libraries and STEM conference.
- Weeding is just as important for maintaining the health of a collection as staying on top of hot new releases! RA for All has a nice round up of resource on weeding.
- Don’t miss the new issue of the journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.
Just for Fun
- Epic Reads has a fun quiz—which fictional high school should you attend? If you’re looking for more options, check out The Hub’s booklist back to (magic) school.
- Tumblr of the Week: 8bit Fiction
- You have a few more days to send your name to Mars.
Any news we missed? Let us know in the comments!
— Molly Wetta, currently reading Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston