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Prom Infographics: Inspired By This Season's YA Book Covers!

Prom Infographics: Inspired By This Season's YA Book Covers!






































































**The following dresses can be found at Asos , Forever 21 , Etsy , and Express !                                                                     ...
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20 Inspirational Quotes Only YA Book Lovers Will Recognize

20 Inspirational Quotes Only YA Book Lovers Will Recognize











George R.R. Martin once said, "a reader lives a thousand lives before he dies".   That is because when we read a book we like, we in some way experience the characters’ lives and learn from it, consciously and unconsciously.   Many a time a shy, introverted wallflower finds the perks...
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Swoonworthy Reads

Swoonworthy Reads







  Happy Valentine's Day! In order to celebrate this day of love, the staff here at YABC put together a list of the most swoonworthy reads of the season! We hope you will find the next book you love on this list!   The Orphan Queen  by Jodi Meadows Love stories...
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YALSA's 2016 Best Fiction For Young Adults

YALSA's 2016 Best Fiction For Young Adults
  2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults     This year's list features 64 titles. The members of the Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee  are Laurie Bartz, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, Wisconsin; Elizabeth Bast, Starbuck Middle School, Racine WI; Julia Casas, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA; Shelley M....
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Clean Reads

Clean Reads
  We know it can be difficult as a parent, teacher, librarian, etc. to sometimes find books for younger or more sensitive readers. That is why, with the help of our very own C.J. Redwine, we're giving a list that is a great starting point for some of our favorite YA...
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The 100 Season 3 Trailer Reveal

The 100 Season 3 Trailer Reveal

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  Whether you're a long-time fan of Kass Morgan's  100  series, or fans of this amazing show, we're here to tell you The Cw's adaptation of The 100 is coming back with its third season, and it looks filled with more epic battles, heart, and everything else we've come to love...
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Dreams Come True-- Press Release

Dreams Come True-- Press Release
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  I’m Kya Aliana and I'm here to talk about the importance of the Dreams Come True Anthology and Aspirations Press.   I have been writing since a very young age. I wrote short stories since before I can even remember, and I completed my first novel at thirteen. I self-published...
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Love Letters to Literature #3

Love Letters to Literature #3
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  Contributed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer   To the books that haunt my soul even years after reading them,  Here’s to you.  Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson. Do you remember me? I still have a well-used copy of you that I got in 1994. I was only...
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Season's Readings--Summer Edition

Season's Readings--Summer Edition
  What better way to spend your summer days than with a new book? Here at YABC we are committed to finding the best reads of the season. Lucky for us, we didn't have to look too far. Our fantastic staff of reviewers have helped us compile a list of what...
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The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival

The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival
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    The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival-- TBF 2015 Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   Here at Young Adult Books Central, we LOVE YA! Fortunately for us, The Greater Rochester Book Festival held at Nazareth Collge devotes itself to showing their love of YA too.   ...
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