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YA Online “Serial Anthology” Crowdfunding Campaign Launches

YA authors Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma kick-start a crowdfunding campaign for online short story anthology.


A Conversation with Dhonielle Clayton, “Belles” Author and 2018 SLJTeen Live! Keynoter

The NYT bestselling author, former school librarian, and SLJTeen Live! keynoter chats about beauty and power and gives advice to her teenage self.


56 Pinterest-ing Passive Programming Ideas for Libraries Serving Teens

Are you a YA librarian looking for some inexpensive and self-directed but engaging activities for your teen patrons or students? Look no further!


The Perennial Jane Austen: YA Retellings, Picture Book Nonfiction, & More

Four fiction and nonfiction titles bring Jane Austen to children of all ages and reading levels.


Getting To Know Elizabeth Acevedo, SLJTeen Live! 2018 Keynote Speaker

In anticipation of the free August 15 event, here’s our interview with opening keynote speaker Elizabeth Acevedo.


Chatting with Sabaa Tahir, SLJTeen Live! 2018 Keynote Speaker

We check in with Sabaa Tahir, author of the “Ember Quartet” and keynote speaker at our August 15 event on all things teen.


Pride by Ibi Zoboi | SLJ Review

Gr 8 Up –This Bushwick-set, contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice tackles gentrification, Blackness, and romance with honesty, humor, and heart.


SC Police Union Challenges Summer Reading List with “The Hate U Give” and “All American Boys”

A South Carolina police union denounces local high school's summer reading list for featuring the acclaimed and best-selling books by Angie Thomas, Brendan Kiely, and Jason Reynolds, because of their "anti-police" message.


YA: Dealing with Demons | SLJ Spotlight

Four devilishly good teen titles address the darker side of paranormal fiction.

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