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Teri S. Lesesne

[Editor’s note: Teri is a long time member of the VOYA Editorial Advisory Board and the writer for VOYA‘s column of audiobook reviews, Audio Talk.] It is when I start writing about my experiences with teens and books and reading... (Continue reading)

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New Study on Reading in the Digital Age

Scholastic  surveyed 1,045 children age 6-17 and their parents (for a total of 2,090 respondents)  in an online survey in the spring of 2010. Highlights from the survey: Reading Books in the Digital Age From age 6 – 17, the... (Continue reading)

Library Collections for Teens: Manga and Graphic Novels

Library Collections for Teens: Manga and Graphic Novels by Kristin Fletcher-Spear and Merideth Jenson Benjamin Here’s the most current and complete guide written for librarians to the fascinating world of Japanese and American manga and graphic novels. Written by two... (Continue reading)

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Dr. Lina Sun Wins 2017 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award for VOYA Article RoseMary Ludt, March 2017 Midwinter Musings  Lisa Kurdyla, January 2017 LESSON PLANS for One Book, One Community in VOYA October 2016 Cassandra Rondinella, October 2016  IMPORTANT VOYA UPDATES: ... (Continue reading)

The Death of Jayson Porter: A Teaching Guide

Teresa Young and Darwin Henderson December 2009 [Editor’s Note: The following teaching guide for Jaime Adoff ’s The Death of Jayson Porter is a supplement to “Jaime Adoff and the CreativeProcess: A Conversation with the Author,” which can be found... (Continue reading)

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SexAndHealthForTeens.com

Bernard Morrissey December 2005 Pressed for cash, convinced that they have nowhere else to go, or concerned about confidentiality, more and more young people have been turning to the Internet for information about health and sexuality. A 2002 study showed... (Continue reading)

What It Means to Be a Soldier: Resources on the Realities of Military Service

Brian Boies Revised and Updated June 2009 As the economy continues to degrade, the two wars that the United States is currently fighting fade from the front to the back pages of media outlets and our minds. Yet the nation... (Continue reading)

The Anime-ted Library

Kristin Fletcher-Spear and Kat Kan April 2005 Two and a half years after our first article, Showing Anime in the Library (VOYA April 2002), it’s high time for an update! Librarians have used our tips to create some great programs... (Continue reading)

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Nonfiction Honor List 2009

Nonfiction Honor List Books Meet the Following Criteria Suitable for middle school/junior high readers in grades six through eight Address curricular needs or personal reading interests Published in 2009 Contain some elements that raise them above other books on the... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech October 2010

Go to Archives Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians By Joyce Kasman Valenza October 2010 A couple of summers back a young school librarian, fresh out of library school, asked a very honest question at one of our state retreats:... (Continue reading)

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