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YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Becca (Co-Blogger for Reading Teen)

YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Becca  (Co-Blogger for Reading Teen)


  Welcome to YABC's monthly special feature post, Blogger Of The Month !! Each month YABC will be interviewing a different blogger and highlight all of their hard work within the blogging community!!   Introducing Becca @ Reading Teen ,  YABC's Blogger Of The Month!!     Becca is a twenty-three...
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The Librarian's Corner--June 6, 2016

The Librarian's Corner--June 6, 2016







Vacation Books! This month I'm featuring some fantastic books to recommend to your students, colleagues, friends or even complete strangers! All of the books feature romance, summer, and some kind of vacation. These books make great vacation reads - get a copy from your local library (and treat it with care!),...
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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Young Adult Fantasy Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Young Adult Fantasy Books
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Red Queen (Red Queen #1)
The Great Hunt
Reign of Shadows
An Ember in the Ashes
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy)
Throne of Glass
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1)
The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1)
The Shadow Queen
Welcome to Young Adult Book Central's FIRST Top Ten Tuesday post! Each Tuesday we will be hosting  a different theme or topic involving all things bookish!!!     The Top Ten Tuesday post was originally created at The Broke and The Bookish so visit there site for  all the fun details...
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The Librarian's Corner--May 16, 2016

The Librarian's Corner--May 16, 2016






Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of  June   to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. I've selected some of the best,...
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Diversify Your Shelves--"A Girl Like Me"

Diversify Your Shelves--"A Girl Like Me"






"A Girl Like Me"--Zetta Elliot       When I was a child, my mother warned us against playing with Ouija boards. I had no idea what a séance was, but I knew what horoscopes were and those were forbidden, too. My Afro‐ Caribbean father rarely spoke about his childhood in...
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The Librarian's Corner--April 25, 2016

The Librarian's Corner--April 25, 2016






Tough Fiction for Tough Teens This month I wanted to highlight some books dealing with tough issues. These are books that will make you  cry, that will make your heart ache, and that will leave you with a different perspective on not just your life,  these tough books for the teens...
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Diversify Your Shelves--"Saying Yes to Life"

Diversify Your Shelves--"Saying Yes to Life"



Saying Yes to Life--Francisco X. Stork When I started writing The Memory of Light I wanted to keep in mind three things. First, I wanted to write about a young girl whose life is fairly normal. There’s no obvious or recent trauma in Vicky Cruz’ life. There’s no abuse or bullying...
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Chai Lights--February 8, 2016

Chai Lights--February 8, 2016

  Shalom (that's "hello" in Hebrew) and welcome to YABC's newest column, Chai­Lights! In this column, we'll explore the best of contemporary Jewish­themed books for young children, middle graders, and teens.   The name of this column infuses the word "highlights" with a uniquely Jewish pun. Chai is the Hebrew word...
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Diversify Your Shelves--January 4, 2016

Diversify Your Shelves--January 4, 2016
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    On the Freedom of the Borderlands  by Shannon Gibney     One humid August afternoon many years ago, a 12­ year ­old girl huddled in the corner of a staircase, weeping. She was waiting for her parents to come home and comfort her, although she didn’t know if they...
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--November 2, 2015

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--November 2, 2015
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  Contributed by Karen Sandler        History can be a hard sell for teens (and many adults). Kids ask, “Why do I have to learn this stuff? It happened a long time ago.” They don’t feel a connection between themselves and what they read in history books. The kind...
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