I apologize to my readers for neglecting this blog. I’ve been really busy with work (I took on a short term contract to supplement my library job), volunteer commitments, allergic reactions, and holiday parties. Oh boy!
It’s time for another YA links round-up. Some are a few weeks old now (sorry!) but I hope you will find them as interesting as I did:
- Jessica Grant has won the Evergreen Award for her novel Come, Thou Tortoise. This novel is a great adult book to suggest for teens.
- There was an excellent interview with Suzanne Collins, author of The Huger Games trilogy in the Huffington Post recently. It’s well worth reading.
- GreenBeanTeenQueen on running a Teen Library Council. I personally found this post very helpful as I’m thinking about starting a TRAC (Teen Reader’s Advisory Committee) at the library I work at.
- Figment.com is a new writing community for teens. It’s a free platform for young people to read and write fiction, both on their computers and on their cellphones. Check out this article about it from the New York Times. It sounds quite similiar to the Canadian-based Wattpad, which has a sizeable community of teenaged writers.
- Listed: Depression in YA Novels by Court at Once Upon A Bookshelf .
- Today, the Free Technology for Teachers blog highlighted a resource called Own Your Space, a free, ebook for tweens and teens on how to protect themselves and their stuff online. I’ve only had time to browse through it quickly, but it looks to be a very comprehensive and informative resource. I really like the anime-style artwork.
- Over at Stacked, Kelly J. offers “Ten truths about blogging.”
- YA Library UK muses on the “Importance of Large Print YA (and How To Promote It).”
- The UK’s BBC 4 recently broadcast a show exploring the recent boom in fiction for young adults. Click through to listen to the show (thanks to YA Library UK for the link).
- A new report suggests that Canadian teens are better at reading than their peers anywhere in North or South America.