I love music. Music, perhaps even more than books, brings people together. I love live music shows and bonding with friends over a shared love for bands. Music was so critical to me during my teen years, and there are so many amazing YA novels that capture that passion for music. These novels fall across… Continue reading Books that Rock: YA Fiction for Musicians and Music Lovers
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 used to make these “like, try, why” reader’s advisory posts regularly for the Teen Zone before I moved to Collection Development (you can find them all indexed here). Then I started helping to coordinate the posts for the library’s blog, and have spent more time making “like, try, why” recommendations that feature adult titles.… Continue reading Like, Try, Why: Contemporary YA