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YA Strike Zone April 2017

No Safe Space Haven in a Public World Anthony Bernier Few clichés promise to do more damage to libraries than claiming to be “safe spaces.” Libraries are not safe spaces. At the very least, such a claim perpetuates an immodest... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye April 2017

Defining Moments by Omnigraphics Kathleen Meulen Documentary season is upon my freshmen students. This yearly spring English project sees my ninth graders identifying a topic of personal interest, researching it, and then crafting a product that furthers understanding of their... (Continue reading)

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It’s Read Across America Day!

VOYA Magazine’s booklists are the perfect go-to lists for finding books your teens will love to read on Read Across America Day!    VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2016  Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2016 VOYA’s Nonfiction Honor List 2016... (Continue reading)

Dr. Lina Sun Wins 2017 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award for VOYA Article

VOYA Magazine is pleased to share that Dr. Lina Sun has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award for her article in the June 2016 issue of VOYA Magazine, “Constructing Knowledge about China and Chinese... (Continue reading)

2016 VOYA Teen Poetry Contest Winners Announced

VOYA Magazine happy to announce the five winners of the 2016 Teen Poetry Contest. Congratulations to: “Rat -a-Tat” by Allie Humphrey, age 18, sponsored by Tim Carrier, young adult services manager, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library “Welcome to America” by Huangzewen Qian, age... (Continue reading)

The Library’s Role in Protecting Teens’ Privacy

RoseMary Ludt The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) outlined a plan in the document “Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools,” published in January 2016, to surveil the use of the Internet by at-risk teens. Dr. Mary K. Chelton, co-founder of VOYA Magazine... (Continue reading)

Librarian Hero of the Day!

If you missed the story on Twitter, catch it now. This librarian stepped up to help a teen who was a victim of hacking. Three teen boys rewrote her school paper in her Google Docs account. This librarian looked back... (Continue reading)

VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2016

With over 1,100 reviews in VOYA in print in 2016, our reviewers awarded only thirty-five titles (three percent) the Perfect Ten–a 5Q for quality (hard to imagine it better written) and a 5P for popularity (every young adult who reads... (Continue reading)

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Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2016

Middle school is a time filled with friendships, challenges, and adventures. The 2016 Top Shelf nominations reflect all the complexities of middle school. The Annapolis, Maryland, selection committee had the pleasure of reading a wide variety of genres and equally... (Continue reading)

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Kimberly Patton

My love affair with books started in early childhood. When I was a child, I read everywhere I went. “On car trips (no matter how short or how long), at the playground, on the swing set, or leaning up against... (Continue reading)

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