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Wouldn’t You Like to Know. . . Ashley Poston

Stacey Hayman Ashley Poston, our current author, has the charm and style of a lovely southern lady, which may be due in part to being born and raised in South Carolina. The only child of two working parents–a numbers kind of guy... (Continue reading)

YA Clicks June 2017

Summer School Jessica Farrow and the Web Surfers from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Our rating system is posted here. Just because school’s out for the summer doesn’t mean teens don’t love learning new things! Those who work with teens... (Continue reading)

YA Strike Zone June 2017

YA Activism: Thunder from the Left (and the Right) Anthony Bernier What is it going to take? How much more time must pass before libraries realize that young adults don’t need any “youth development” agenda to recognize them as active... (Continue reading)

Tamara Foster and William McCall

VOYA Magazine announces a new program for LIS students. Each year, two students will be selected to serve as student members of the VOYA Advisory Board (VAB). The students will get a look behind the scenes in the publishing industry... (Continue reading)

Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A. E. Kaplan Is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S Kaplan, A.E. Grendel’s Guide to Love and War. Knopf/Penguin Random House, 2017. 320p. $17.99. 978-0-399-55554-1. In this modern-day Beowulf, set in a Virginia retirement mecca where death among the neighbors is usual, the hilariously wry, first-person narrator,... (Continue reading)

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Teen Pop-Culture Quiz Update #51

BEATS Match the hot single on the right with the performer on the left: Zayn Malik & Taylor Swift     1. “Green Light” Ed Sheeran                          2. “That’s What I Like” Lourde                                  3. “Passionfruit” Bruno Mars                          4. “Shape of You” Drake                                   5.... (Continue reading)

Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology April 2017

Mindful Technology: Using Apps and Gadgets in Mindfulness Programming Janice Scurio Mindfulness programs, including yoga, guided meditation, and mindful breathing have been appearing in schools as regular part of curriculum and programming for all grade levels, from kindergarten through college-age.... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Rachel Vail

Stacey Hayman Born and raised in New York City, our current author found plenty to love about her hometown and has happily remained a resident of the Big Apple. With a BA in English and in Theater from Georgetown, Rachel... (Continue reading)

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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