One of the requests I get the most in the library is for books like those Sarah Dessen writes. This translates to books that are about the real struggles of teen girls with a side of romance. This means books with complicated characters and a strong sense of place. Here are my go-to recommendations… Continue reading If You Like Sarah Dessen…
I’ve been working on a presentation for a workshop on collection development and readers’ advisory for LGBTQ YA, and so I’ve been looking for more new titles coming out. Here’s my first round up of 2015 LGBTQ young adult literature. The eight books below are newly released or coming out in Fall 2015.
Last week, I shared a some contemporary YA titles in my like, try, why post, and this week, I’m back with more. These are some additional heartfelt and issue-driven YA, but don’t worry. I’ve got one featuring some more light-hearted contemporary YA coming up. You can find the index of all readers’ advisory graphics here.
I like this blog and all, but I *really* love tumblr. While I contribute to all social media platforms at the library, and think they all have their uses, tumblr is my favorite. While the rest of our social media presence tends to be focused on our local community, highlighting our programs as well as… Continue reading Social Media + Libraries: The Bad Romance Book Match Quiz
I’m continuing my habit of rounding of LGBTQ young adult fiction titles traditionally published (ie, that will likely receive professional reviews and be available for purchase through a library vendor). Here’s part 1 and part 2 of 2014 LGBTQ YA releases. I maintain this list as a guide to queer YA based on my presentations on readers’… Continue reading 2015 New Releases in LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction