Coming Soon from VOYA Press!

Dark Futures: A VOYA Guide to Apocalyptic, Post-Apocalyptic, and Dystopian Books and Media

by Brandy Danner

242 p. illus. 8.5 x 11 paperback. 978-1617510052

VOYA Subscribers $40 all others $50. June 2012

Dark Futures is the only guide you need to connect teens with dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic books and media. Complete with plot summaries, dystopian and apocalyptic elements, 30-second booktalks, read-alike lists, and recommended audiences, this guide offers books, graphic novels, and movies for teen audiences that love The Hunger Games. Great for reader’s advisory, booktalking, and collection development, Dark Futures belongs in your reader’s advisory collection.

Commando Classics: A Field Manual for Helping Teens Understand (and Maybe Even Enjoy) Classic Literature

by Daria Plumb

290 p. illus. 8.5 x 11 paperback. 978-1617510083

VOYA subscribers $40 all others $50. June 2012

Commando Classics will help the teacher and librarian work together to present classic literature to teens in an irresistible way, by using what they already know: graphic media, pop culture, and traditional literature. Mythology, American literature, British literature, and Shakespeare, the high school English classes many teens are prepared to resist, will find themselves intrigued when they discover that it is all in the plot, and classic plots and references are in books, movies, cartoons, and even music. In Commando Classics you will learn how to teach the classics to even the most reluctant students, gain an extensive arsenal of resources and references, and realize teachers and librarians make perfect allies.

VOYA’s Guide to Intellectual Freedom for Teens

by Margaret Auguste

160 p. 8.5 x 11 paperback 978-1617510076

VOYA subscribers $32 all others $40. June 2012

VOYA’s Guide to Intellectual Freedom for Teens offers school and public librarians a solution to the challenge of book challenges. Here is a thorough explanation of the reasons young adult books are challenged; a look at censorship from the point of view of the author, the teacher, the parent, the teen, and the librarian; an examination of the tools in place to protect the intellectual freedom of teens, and an overview of several of the librarians who fought for intellectual freedom. Along with this extensive information are activities, programs, collection development resources, and more ways for librarians to take a proactive approach to educating the community to prevent challenges from occurring.

VOYA’s YA Spaces of Your Dreams Collection

Edited and with an introduction by Anthony Bernier

320p. illus. 8.5 x 11 paperback. 978-1617510113

VOYA subscribers $40 all others $50. June 2012

From it’s inception in 1999, VOYA’s YA Spaces of Your Dreams column has featured library spaces especially designed for teens to enjoy. With a foreword by  Anthony Bernier, PhD, this compiled collection shows how libraries, small, medium, and large, have  improved current space or created new space where teen collections can reside and where teens can learn,  socialize, and create. Whether your budget is meager or lush, use this collection when planning the YA space of your dreams.

Introducing from VOYA Press Digital

VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2000 to 2010

Edited by RoseMary Honnold

45 p. e-book. 978-1617510090


VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2000 to 2010 is a ten-year collection of young adult titles with their complete original reviews that have earned VOYA’s top ratings from our reviewers. Using a unique award system that measures literary quality and teen appeal, 1 to 5, our reviewers gave these titles 5Q and 5P, earning them Perfect Tens. This list is perfect for starting or developing a young adult collection, excellent to use as a reader’s advisory tool, and useful when weeding older titles to keep the best on the shelf.

VOYA’s Five-Foot Bookshelf 2000 to 2010

Edited by RoseMary Honnold

35 p. e-book. 978-1617510106


VOYA’s Five-Foot Bookshelf: Essential Books for Professionals Who Serve Teens, 2000 to 2010 is a ten-year collection of excellently-reviewed titles important to librarians working with teens.  The intent of this professional reading list is to identify books that increase our understanding of teenagers and how to serve them, serve as an inspiration to youth workers, and add to our knowledge of the field.

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