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
Nominees abound this month, click for a look at Hub posts in October
- Amazing Audiobooks include two funny audiobooks , stories of real life, historical audiobooks featuring fiction and true tales of teens making history, charming and engaging coming of age narratives, and a few unusual story styles.
- Quick Pick nominees coming fast with round ups here and here and here as well as Non-Fiction and Graphic novel nominees. Plus Sports Stories that feature characters with grit and tenacity.
- Stories featuring teen activists to inspire the teens in your library
- Women in Comics – Monsters, Ghosts, and the Supernatural
- Some pop-culture podcasts for teens
- Teen’s Top Ten announced
- Some picture books for young adults
View more happenings around the web below:
Books & Reading
- As we contemplated Banned Books Week, I reflected on Why the Best Kids Books are Written in Blood by Sherman Alexie
- Watch the Teens’ Top Ten Announcement
Movies & TV
- Wonderstruck based on the book by Brian Selznick came out October 20. See the trailer.
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’s movie is coming out March 14, 2018 with the sweet title: Love, Simon
All Things Audio
- Audible’s interview with Jason Reynolds (I absolutely loved the audiobook of As Brave as You)
- Audiofile’s round up of YA Audiobooks
In the News
- Young adult literature is under siege
- What stories get told, and by whom?
— Cathy Outten, currently reading Wonderwoman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
2 thoughts on “Month in Review: October 2017”
Does someone from The Hub vet the articles that are included here? I’m a little concerned about The Federalist article, especially as it contains quite a bit of anti-LGBT rhetoric:
“A muscle-bound former male Olympic athlete gets breast implants and dresses in a skirt, and you have to call him a woman? You’d better. Somebody comes up with weird invented pronouns and insists people use them? It’s the law. Giant bruisers of men dressed as women insist on competing in women’s sports—and contact sports at that—and everyone is required to smile and call it “equality”? God help you if you don’t go along or breathe the slightest word of skepticism.”
I know I may be feeding into his point, but this was not something I was expecting to see on a blog for librarians providing services for teens and overall seems pretty positive towards LGBT issues.
Thanks for making us aware of this. While we make our best effort to include relevant, timely content from various points of view, I agree that, upon closer review, this article is not in line with what we regularly share on the Hub, and I have removed it from the list.
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