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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Brenna Yovanoff

Stacey Hayman When she’s not busy killing her (video game) opponents or rolling out her special flaky pie crust, our current author might be off on a dark, magical adventure (in her imagination). Brenna Yovanoff has already achieved a long... (Continue reading)

YA Strike Zone December 2016

YALSA’s Cynical Heart: Reproducing the Adultist Agenda Anthony Bernier American Library Association’s (ALA) recent dog-piling on young people for their incapacity to discern “fake news” got me thinking. In its 22 November issue of ALA Direct, that “tightly curated” e-newsletter,... (Continue reading)

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VOYA TEEN POP-CULTURE QUIZ UPDATE #50

Erin Helmrich BUZZWORTHY Which Midwestern based clothing chain released an app called “Swipe-a-Sweater’ to make it easier to secure the best ugly holidays sweater that money can buy? Urban Outfitters Target Ragstock Meijer Every year, there has to be a... (Continue reading)

Electronic Eye December 2016

Making Sense of History: Historical Databases for Research and Study Kathleen Meulen When I was a college student a few decades ago, my music major friends and I had an expression that we would use when we thought something was... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech December 2016

It’s Instrumental – Making Musical Instruments at the Library Janice Scurio Music production programming for young adults usually features the instruction and use of professional software and recording tools, such as microphones, guitars, keyboards, and other musical instruments. In my... (Continue reading)

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Welcome Laini Bostian . . . Our New Get with the Program Columnist!

Laini Bostian has been working with teens in various capacities for the past sixteen years, the past ten of which have been in a library setting.  She has been employed at the Culpeper County Library since 2008, where she extended teen programming... (Continue reading)

VOYA’s Nonfiction Honor List 2016

This year’s list of high quality, middle grade nonfiction offers something for everyone. With Common Core increasing classroom focus on narrative nonfiction, research, and citing textual evidence, high quality, and high interest nonfiction is in high demand. From youth activists... (Continue reading)

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New Column! Jovenes en la Biblioteca by Rosa Diaz

  VOYA magazine is happy to introduce Rosa Diaz, our new columnist for our new column “Jovenes en la Biblioteca.” Diaz is the children’s librarian in the Lincoln Branch of the Rochester Public Library which has the most Spanish-speaking bilingual staff... (Continue reading)

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SHORT by Holly Goldberg Sloan Review

5Q 4P M J   Sloan, Holly Goldberg . Short. Dial/Penguin Random House, 2017. 304p. $16.99. 978-0-399-18621-9. Julia is the middle child in her family and so small she can crawl through the doggie door to get into her house.... (Continue reading)

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IMPORTANT VOYA UPDATES:  GUIDELINES FOR REVIEWERS & WRITERS AND MUCH MORE

VOYA has updated our review guidelines, editorial philosophy, and resource lists for our reviewers and writers.  In response to reader comments and concerns about VOYA’s need to increase sensitivity toward LGBTQA+ readers, young adults, and communities, we have provided specific... (Continue reading)

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