13 Reasons Why came out in 2007 and remains popular with teens to this date. In a world of “flavour of the month” cultural infatuations, the book’s continued popularity says a lot about the sensitive chord it touches in readers and the way in which it reflects the particular concerns and realities of young adults.
Looking for Short Books Reviews? Check out Books, Teens & Magazines A short post for people looking for short reviews… If you are on the lookout for short, current YA book reviews, Books, Teens and Magazines might be for you. A good portion of the reviews are written by teens who might find this site
Leave it to Teen Services Underground to come up with stimulating ideas to be used in libraries catering to teens. For those of you with a love of board games and a hankering for something other than same old, same old, this proposition will certainly put some pep in your step when it comes
There has been a concerted effort in the past few years to encourage and support the writing and acquisition of diverse books due, in no small part, to the activism of We Need Diverse Books. I put together a few resources that you might find interesting. · www.weneeddiversebooks.org their website offers great resources, my favourite
I came across an early Christmas gift from writability for those of us on the lookout for resources on diverse YA books. In a recent blog post, writability offered a comprehensive list of links to lists of diverse books organized by themes. Enjoy and share if you also have favourites. http://avajae.blogspot.ca/2016/12/diverse-books-resource-list-2016.html Suzanne Nesbitt
This list of picture books for high school students comes from the DEEN Language Network (2015-2016). Consider adding them to your library collection. secondary-picture-book-list_sep-8-2015 Chelsea Baker Central Quebec School Board
What could be as powerful as the Force? The power of reading, of course! And the two will come together this October. (www.starwars.com) http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-reads-2016 Check out the link to find more information on Star Wars Reads Day next month. You'll also find videos, games, apps and communities. All Star Wars related of course!
https://theuniverseismadeoftinystoriesblog.wordpress.com/ This might be something to share with your high school librarians so that they can share it with their English teachers. It began with European teachers of English, but they are looking for North American high school students to participate to make it more global. Quotes from the website: When "The project will
If you are looking for a way to blast into the new school year, do I have a suggestion for you, … The third edition of BATMAN DAY returns on September 17, 2016. A little fun and silliness will be certain to brighten up the students’ return. DC Comics has a free, official BATMAN DAY
Here is an exciting way to keep kids reading and staying up-to-date with current events issues. From June 13th to the end of August, students can receive two news articles per week at Camp Newsela’s site. These can be chosen from seven different interest categories. According to the site: Kids can join one or more