YA Roundup (4)

Here are some interesting YA-related links which caught my attention this week:

  • Over at LaineyGossip, Duana blogs about the Indigo Teen Reads Awards.
  • H.B. Fenn and Company Ltd. is having a  Teen Read Awards giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is answer the question, “What is your favourite YA book?” in the comment section on their Facebook page. The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, October 8th.
  • Cory Doctorow live chatted with the CBC Book Club this week. You can check out the full transcript here.
  • Librarian Karen Jensen’s Top Teens Trends poster inspired a lot of discussion on the YALSA-bk listserv this week.
  • Banned Book Week is wrapping up in the U.S. and the latest book to come under fire is The Hunger Games. A mother has asked for it to be removed from a New Hampshire school library because of “violent subject matter.”  Er, sounds to me like she’s completely missed the book’s message.
  • There’s a new The Great Gatsby movie in the works and Baz Luhrmann is slated to direct.  The Great Gatsby has been one of  my personal all-time favourite novels since first reading it in high school. Is it still required reading these days? I hope so!

Posted on October 1, 2010, in YA Roundup. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi there, I stumbled across this website and am so sad to hear that The Hunger Games is being challenged. That is definitely one of my faves and I recommend it to everyone. After completing all 3 books I think it is such a great discussion starter not only on war and government, but on the role the media plays in our lives (which – ironically – includes the idea that he who controls the message has the power). Thankfully there are a lot of intelligent readers out there that get the message. P.S. – great website full of information. I bookmarked you.

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