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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S Yee, F. C. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo. Amulet/Abrams, August 2017. 320p. $18.99. 978-1-4197-2548-7. When the new kid, Quentin, announces that Genie Lo belongs to him, she discovers he is Sun Wukong, or the mythical... (Continue reading)

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Beasts Made of Night is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S NA Onyebuchi, Tochi. Beasts Made of Night. Razorbill/Penguin Random House,  November 2017. 304p. $17.99. 978-0-448-49390-9. The titular beasts are the embodiments of sin, drawn out of their hosts and then killed by aki (sin-eaters) who literally... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . e. lockhart

Born in NYC, but growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and then Seattle, Washington, e. lockhart is the only child raised by her loving playwright dad and preschool teacher mom.  Our current author has long had reason to see storytelling as... (Continue reading)

YA Strike Zone October 2017

“Members” Now: Citizens Later? Anthony Bernier America does not appear in the mood to broaden its notion of “citizenship” for the next while. This fight doesn’t end here, of course, but the current environment is a minefield of political kryptonite... (Continue reading)

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Insight into the Young Adult Market – An Interview with RoseMary (Honnold) Ludt

Thank you to Sharon O. Blumberg for interviewing me for the September 2017 issue of Children’s Book Insider. Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the article. Interview... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Kenneth C. Davis

Stacey Hayman Lucky for us, our current author is a man who likes to hop into the endless rabbit hole of odd and fascinating facts. Having written multiple best-selling books on a wide range of topics, Kenneth C. Davis has proven he... (Continue reading)

Electronic Eye August 2017

Diving Deep:  Accessing Information Using the Statista Portal  Kathleen Meulen I don’t think that I have to explain at length about the place we are at in terms of our society’s value for truth and credibility.  It is alarming.  I... (Continue reading)

Teen Pop Culture Quiz Update #52 August 2017

Erin Helmrich BEATS 1. Match the performer on the left with their hit on the right: a. Kendrick Lamar                                          ... (Continue reading)

Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology August 2017

High Tech Programming on a Low Tech Budget Janice Scurio This scenario may be your reality: you want to provide engaging technology-based programming, but the library’s budget is facing yet another round of cuts. An unfortunate pitfall of tech programming... (Continue reading)

YA Strike Zone August 2017

Beyond the Celebrations The disturbing things LIS students find out about real YA programming and professionals’ ethical obligation to improve YA experience Anthony Bernier It becomes more difficult each year to convince LIS students that they need to demonstrate service... (Continue reading)

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