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The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles Review

5Q 5P J S R Giles, Jeff. The Edge of Everything. Bloomsbury, 2017. 368p. $18.99. 978-1-61963-753-5. Seventeen-year-old Zoe lives on a mountain in Montana with her mom and little brother, Jonah; the closest neighbor’s house is a mile away through... (Continue reading)

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Wildings by Eleanor Glewwe Review

4Q 4P M J Glewwe, Eleanor. Wildings. Viking/Penguin Random House, 2016. 336p. $16.99. 978-0-451-46885-7. Twins Rivka and Arik have been brought up in a system that requires all children to be tested for magic on their tenth birthday.  Most have... (Continue reading)

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National Friends of the Library Week

October 16 – 22, 2016 is National Friends of Libraries Week.  VOYA Magazine has compiled some ideas about how to help your library celebrate.  Not only can your library celebrate and thank your important volunteers, but your library could also... (Continue reading)

Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King Review

5Q 4P J S King, A. S. Still Life with Tornado. Dutton/Penguin Random House, 2016. 304p. $17.99. 978-1-101-99488-7. Sarah is sixteen but meets herself at ages ten, twenty-three, and forty as she begins to completely unravel in this powerful novel. She... (Continue reading)

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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)

Update

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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