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The “Teens’ Top Ten” is a list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. In fact, it’s the only reading list with titles nominated and voted on by teens. How does it work? Sixteen young adult … Continue reading
Library staff are as voracious about summer reading as our patrons. They’ve tackled twisted fairy tales, stories of friendship in the midst of war and hard-hitting contemporary fiction that deals with bullying. There are also a few lighthearted romantic reads … Continue reading
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) publishes a list of the year’s best books, audiobooks, films and graphic novels for teens. The “Best of the Best” is a great place to start when looking for your next great book … Continue reading
Every January the American Library Association hosts its annual Youth Media Awards Press Conference. At this time, authors of children’s and young adult literature are recognized for the amazing works they have published in the last year. We as YA … Continue reading
Will it end with a bang or a whimper? Will it end in fire? Or maybe ice, as in”After the Snow” by S.D. Crockett. “The Way We Fall” by Megan Crewe tells the story of a world decimated by a … Continue reading
The winter season is a great time to be a book lover because that is when the “Best of” booklists are generally published by popular review sites. For the crème de la crème of young adult literature published during 2012, … Continue reading
At the conclusion of Teen Read Week, we are happy to announce the winners of this year’s “Teens’ Top Ten.” This is a “teen choice” list of recommended reading where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous … Continue reading
In honor of Mizzou athletics making a (hopefully) successful entry into the Southeastern Conference, here are some sports books for you. “Gym Candy” by Carl Deuker Groomed by his father to be a star player, football is the only thing … Continue reading
Did you know that when Labor Day was declared a federal holiday in 1884, the average workday was 16 hours long?! Here are some other cool facts about one of summer’s most popular holidays: Labor Day actually originated in Canada. … Continue reading