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Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2010

Every teen struggles to find his or her place in the world, so it is no surprise that our 2010 Top Shelf Fiction for middle School Readers list features protagonists who often feel like outsiders. In these compelling stories, teens confront everything from disabilities... (Continue reading)

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VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2010

With over 1,090 reviews in VOYA in print and online in 2010, our reviewers awarded only twenty-five titles the Perfect Ten: A 5Q for quality (hard to imagine it better written) and 5P for popularity (every young adult who reads was dying to... (Continue reading)

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YA Clicks June 2011

QR Codes Rebecca Purdy and the Web Surfers from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library June 2011 You may not know what they are called or what they do, but you’ve certainly seen QR (Quick Response) codes.  They look like some... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech June 2011

Team Building with Video Projects Sarah Ludwig June 2011 May 6th marked the culmination of a project I developed at my school: a Public Service Announcement contest. Lasting from March to May, this project was carefully planned from start to... (Continue reading)

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The First Freedom by Cathi Dunn MacRae

The First Freedom by Cathi Dunn MacRae (June 2011 to present, in every issue) Cathi Dunn MacRae,  editor of VOYA Magazine from April 1997 to October 2007, returns with a column about intellectual freedom for teens. MacRae’s mission is “to... (Continue reading)

Paula Brehm-Heeger

[Editor’s note: Paula is a valued member of the VOYA Editorial Advisory Board and long time VOYA friend.] I have two clear memories of visiting libraries and looking for books when I was on the cusp of becoming a teenager in the... (Continue reading)

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Teen Pop Culture Quiz April 2011

Update #33 Erin Helmrich NEWS WIRE 1. There is new scary hallucinogenic drug made up of chemicals with effects similar to high doses of amphetamines that’s potentially lethal and legal in most states and is quickly becoming popular with young... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye April 2011

ProQuest Migration Kathleen Meulen April 2011 Lately, I’ve been doing some trend spotting while hovering behind the shoulders of my young adult researchers as they hunt away on the ‘Net. Maybe many of you have seen these as well? Have... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech April 2011

My Perpetual Pursuit of the Perfect Pathfinder Platform Joyce Kasman Valenza April 2011 Having a strong library web presence is no longer optional.  And our pathfinders are a critical element of our practice—whether virtual or face-to-face. For my students, faculty,... (Continue reading)

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Top Shelf Fiction List Correction

The Top Shelf Fiction list in the February 2011 issue of VOYA included an error on page 506. The book Boneshaker by Cherie Priest is listed, but the book is actually The Boneshaker by Kate Milford. The correct bibliographical information is shown... (Continue reading)

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