Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2021) Nominees Round Up, March 13 Edition

Click hereto see all of the current Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections. Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Echo BrownHenry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers / MacmillanPublication Date: January 14, 2020ISBN: 978-1250309853 Echo Brown is a … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2021) Nominees Round Up, March 13 Edition

2020 Amazing Audiobooks Nominees

Each year, YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks Blogging Team selects and annotates an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years. Click on the title of each book to be taken to the blog post featuring a review, or browse all blog posts here. You can see the … Continue reading 2020 Amazing Audiobooks Nominees

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, August 28 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Amazing Audiobooks nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections. How to Make Friends With The Dark by Kathleen Glasgow; Narrated by Jorjeana Marie Delacorte Press / Listening Library Publication Date: April 9, 2019 ISBN: 978-0735209169  It’s always just been Tiger and her … Continue reading Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, August 28 Edition

Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, August 9 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections. The Art of Breaking Things by Laura Sibson Viking / Penguin Random House Publication Date: June 18, 2019 ISBN: 978-0451481115  Skye Murray has a reputation for being a party girl … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, August 9 Edition

Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, May 17 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections. An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley Page Street Kids / Macmillan Publication Date: February 26, 2019 ISBN: 978-1624147135  Mirabelle is a talented pawn in her mother’s quest for power. … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, May 17 Edition

Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, April 26 Edition

Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner Crown Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House Publication Date: February 26, 2019 ISBN: 9781524720209  Delia and Josie’s late night horror show on the local cable station is the pinnacle of campiness but it solidifies the bond these two girls have with one another. Yet, decisions … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, April 26 Edition

20 Books to Inspire Social Change

Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. Celebrate the next Teen Tech Week with the theme “Be the Source of Change,” March 5-11, 2017.  Below you’ll … Continue reading 20 Books to Inspire Social Change

Mutism in YA books

I’ve noticed an increase recently in the number of YA books being published featuring characters who are selectively mute (at least four published this year). They can speak, but choose not to – as opposed to characters that are involuntarily mute who cannot speak because of injury, illness or magic. I can’t exactly explain this … Continue reading Mutism in YA books

Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2024) Featured Review: Bianca Torre is Afraid of Everything by Justine Pucella Winans

Due to their many fears,  Bianca Torre spends much of their free time in their room observing birds and neighbors. When Bianca witnesses one of their neighbors being brutally murdered, they uncharacteristically decide to investigate. With the help of a widening circle of friends, Bianca sets out to solve the crime, unraveling a bizarre and … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2024) Featured Review: Bianca Torre is Afraid of Everything by Justine Pucella Winans