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Hbook Podcast 1.31 – Library Censorship, Intellectual Freedom, and VOYA

The link below is to a podcast from Roger Sutton and Siân Gaetano of Horn Book regarding the recent VOYA review of Run and subsequent actions and reactions. It provides an interesting perspective from an industry leader. Podcast the 31st... (Continue reading)


For the past two weeks, senior staff and board members at VOYA have been engaged in lively discussions about plans to address the legitimate criticisms and the heartfelt advice we received from many sectors of our audience. The disastrous social... (Continue reading)

Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Brooke Burgess

Stacey Hayman If you’re looking for an author who can meet all of your media needs, consider our current author your lucky find.  Brooke Burgess wrote a book, plus directed a team of artists, produced an audiobook, and is making... (Continue reading)

YA Clicks October 2016

Voting and Teen Voices Jessica Farrow Most of the teens we serve won’t be eligible to vote in November, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about the election. The New York Times reported that many states had higher than... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech October 2016

Out of the Box Robotics Kelly Czarnecki Various forms of robotics programs including coding workshops, weekly or monthly clubs, and even tournaments and competitions, have been part of activities for young adults in many libraries for quite some time.  It’s... (Continue reading)

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YA Strike Zone October 2016

Flaming Youth has Become a Flaming Question Anthony Bernier In the spring of 1936, in the jaws of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt addressed the Young Democratic Club of Baltimore, Maryland. No one was even envisioning the horrors of... (Continue reading)

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Welcome to New YA Clicks Columnist Jessica Farrow

Jessica Farrow is a youth services librarian with the Central Rappahannock Regional Library system in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. Farrow is VOYA’s new YA Clicks columnist. YA Clicks reviews... (Continue reading)

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LESSON PLANS for One Book, One Community in VOYA October 2016

One Book, One Community: Not Just a Book but an Experience Lesson Plans Companion to the print article with the same title in VOYA October 2016. Cassandra Rondinella Week 1, Day 1 Supplies: Flip chart/Big Post-it notes; YouTube video, “To Be... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Ben Tripp

Stacey Hayman A dropout from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, our current author is this close to achieving “done it all” status. From his time as the youngest show designer at Disney’s Imagineering division, his work as an... (Continue reading)

Teen Pop Culture Quiz Update # 49

Erin Helmrich BUZZWORTHY 1. Pokemon Go was released on and has quickly broken all records. It has also led many humans into some unfortunate and downright bad situations. Which of the following incidents hasn’t happened (yet)? Players have been lured... (Continue reading)

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