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The Librarian's Corner--September 21, 2015

The Librarian's Corner--September 21, 2015
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  September is National Suicide Prevention Month ,  and so I'd like to feature some YA Fiction books that have suicide as a major theme. These books can be used by librarians and teachers in a display, or as bibliotherapy for teens they know. While each of these books might not...
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The Librarian's Corner - July 2015

The Librarian's Corner - July 2015
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Non-Fiction Books on Stress & Mental Health   Good non-fiction books that are the right length and content level for your teen collection are always hard to find. With this in mind I wanted to share 5 of the best non-fiction books on mental health and stress that are in my...
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The Librarian's Corner

The Librarian's Corner
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  This month's Librarian's Corner features popular summer 2015 releases to keep on your radar! These are highly anticipated books that everyone is talking about and that you'll want to get your hands on as soon as possible! As a librarian I can't wait to get copies of these books in...
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Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
Suicide Notes and History of Glitter and Blood are both great. Very dark, but fantastic escape novels for summer.
Monday, 15 June 2015 12:42
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB
  Column by Brandy Colbert   One of the best parts about the creation of We Need Diverse Books is that while the campaign is so important at getting the word out about the diversity gap in publishing and the myriad ways in which we can help close it, it’s also...
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The Librarian's Corner

The Librarian's Corner
  This month's theme for the Librarian's corner is all about   picture books you can share with teens!  Picture books aren't just for kids and babies anymore. In fact, teens love storytime too!    For May, I am featuring some of my favorite picture books to share with teens, whether...
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB
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  Column by Karen Sandler I’m so delighted to have the opportunity to blog here on YABC. There isn’t much I love more than talking about books, and in particular talking about diversity and inclusiveness in kidlit. And since my favorite genre is science fiction, that inspired my first three diverse...
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Author Top 5 with Sabaa Tahir

Author Top 5 with Sabaa Tahir
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  Today we welcome Sabaa Tahir to YABC! Tahir's newly released debut novel, An Ember in the Ashes ,   is a fantasy adventure that blends some of the most beloved stories such as  The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and  Game of Thrones  into one thrilling read! Here at YABC, we've...
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Author Top 5 with Jenny Martin

Author Top 5 with Jenny Martin
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  Today we welcome Jenny Martin to YABC! Martin's soon to be released debut novel, Tracked ,   is sure to appeal to fans of  The Fast and the Furious and  Firely along with Marie Lu's  Legend  and Veronica Roth's  Divergent . This book will be racing across the finish line...
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SO EXCITED TO READ THIS NOW! omg!
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:34
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Author Top 5 with Django Wexler

Author Top 5 with Django Wexler
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  Today we welcome Django Wexler to YABC! Wexler's newly released sequel to The Forbidden Library , The Mad Apprentice: The Forbidden Library: Volume 2 ,  is a fantasy adventure sure to appeal to fans of  Harry Potter, Coroline, and Inkheart!  Django has given us a list of the top five...
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The Librarian's Corner

The Librarian's Corner
    I am happy to share with the YABC community the brand new Librarian's Corner column! This column features three themed book recommendations from a Teen Librarian each month. My name is Eden Grey, and I'll be doing the column each month. I am a Teen Librarian, and I absolutely...
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