Tag Archives: YA

Looking for book suggestions: Donor-conceived characters in YA or MG literature

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CMLE members: this is a library person looking for suggestions. She found a few already, posted below; but if you have others, post them to the comments!

“Once a year I ask the collective wisdom if they’ve come across any donor-conceived characters in YA or MG literature in their past year of reading since one person (me) can’t possibly read everything!

I’m wondering if any of you have come across any more. Donor-conceived people are those conceived with sperm, egg, or embryo donation, usually to single mothers by choice, gay parents, or those with fertility struggles in heterosexual families who can’t use their own gametes to conceive. I am interested in how identity as a donor-conceived teen or tween is represented in YA or MG literature.

I curate a list on my YA Books for Door Offspring blog and I am always on the look out for more fiction on this topic.”

You’re Welcome, Universe / Whitney Gardner

The Upside of Unrequited / Beckly Albertalli

The Secret of a Heart Note / Stacey Lee

Swing Sideways / Nanci Turner Steveson

The Other F-Word / Natasha Friend

Saving Montgomery Sole / Mariko Tamaki

Spirit Level / Sarah N. Harvey

Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley

The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue

Some YA audiobook recommendations!

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A library person was recently asking for suggestions for audiobooks; so we are passing on the responses for your own thoughts for your collections!

“What’s your favorite YA audiobook? I’m looking for suggestions of good books, but also great narration.

I am asking for both personal and professional reasons. I have started listening to YA audiobooks in the teen room when we’re not crazy busy. The patrons like it, and a good number of them drift to the CD section now. I am also planning a booklist and display called “Now Hear This” with books and their audio. Thanks in advance.”

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Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

Have you heard? In celebration of the upcoming announcement of the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten (TTT) nominees on Thursday, April 13th, during National Library Week, 50 sets of the 2017 TTT nominees will be given away to libraries in need generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. And applications are open now! You can apply for the giveaway via the online form by May 1, 2017. To be eligible, applicants must be personal YALSA members and work in a library within 20 miles of a Dollar General store. Other eligibility requirements also apply. Learn more and apply here.

2017 Teen Read Week Site

Make sure you keep an eye on our Teen Read Week site at teenreadweek.ning.com early next week, during National Library Week, for an update featuring the 2017 theme! This year’s Teen Read Week will be celebrated October 8th-14th! So, don’t forget to sign up for an account to get the latest news, if you haven’t already.
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Coding info for libraries serving teens!

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Providing tech information and resources for your patrons can be a continuing challenge in libraries! There are several discussions floating around the library world right now about different areas in this topic; so we are sharing one here to see what kind of resources might be available for your own work.

The question:

I am wanting to give my teen homeschooling community access to easy and fun access to beginner’s coding courses here in the teen department of my library. Where would you suggest I start? (I have absolutely NO knowledge on how to code or where to begin!)

Answers:

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Looking forward to Teen Lit Con 2017!

Do you like YA literature, or encouraging young adult readers? Start planning ahead, because Teen Lit Con 2017 is coming up! On Saturday, May 6th from 10am to 4pm at Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, both authors and teens will assemble to share their love of books and reading!

The event is free and open to the public! They will have different sessions, an exhibit hall, and many different author signings. To get a feel for the conference, check out last year’s event.

Some of the authors that will be at Teen Lit Con 2017 include:

Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why

Meg Medina, author of Burn Baby Burn

J.M. Lee: Shadows of the Dark Crystal