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Teen Pop Culture Quiz Update #52 August 2017

Erin Helmrich BEATS 1. Match the performer on the left with their hit on the right: a. Kendrick Lamar                                          ... (Continue reading)

Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology August 2017

High Tech Programming on a Low Tech Budget Janice Scurio This scenario may be your reality: you want to provide engaging technology-based programming, but the library’s budget is facing yet another round of cuts. An unfortunate pitfall of tech programming... (Continue reading)

YA Strike Zone August 2017

Beyond the Celebrations The disturbing things LIS students find out about real YA programming and professionals’ ethical obligation to improve YA experience Anthony Bernier It becomes more difficult each year to convince LIS students that they need to demonstrate service... (Continue reading)

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth is a Perfect Ten!

Roth, Veronica. Carve the Mark. Katherine Tegen/ HarperCollins, 2017. 480p. $22.99.  978-0-06-234863-0. 5Q 5P J S                                                      This dystopia is galaxy-wide. Nine major planets are bound by a “currentstream” flowing through every living thing. This currentstream endows the children of favored... (Continue reading)

Hunted by Meagan Spooner is a Perfect Ten!

Spooner, Meagan. Hunted. HarperTeen, 2017. 384p. $17.99. 978-0-06-242228-6. 5Q 5P M J S Yeva, called Beauty by her father, is the youngest of a wealthy merchant’s three daughters and the only one who loves hunting with him. One day he... (Continue reading)

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Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1 by Neal Shusterman is a Perfect Ten!

Shusterman, Neal. Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1. Simon & Schuster, 2016. 448p. $18.99. 978-1-4424-7242-6. 5Q 5P S NA In this gripping and disturbing novel of an immortal and perfected humanity, all knowledge is controlled and kept by the... (Continue reading)

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Visit us at ALA

VOYA and Teacher Librarian will be in Chicago for the ALA Annual Conference. Find us at booth #2429. Pick up a free copy of the June VOYA about Teen Activism!... (Continue reading)

Jessica Snow

I began my library career as a children’s librarian for the Boston Public Library (BPL). I always wanted to work with and for teens but there were no teen librarian positions open so I plotted and waited. I was a... (Continue reading)

Lona Trulove

VOYA Magazine welcomes Lona Trulove to the VOYA Advisory Board. I am not sure if books or the women who shared them with me are what started my lifelong love affair with literature.  As a child, I have fond memories... (Continue reading)

Tag Team Tech June 2017

Building with Bloxels Kelly Czarnecki For the generation raised on smartphones and tablets, Bloxels game design toolkit might be the next best thing! Maybe you’ve used video game design products in the past and the teens are looking for something... (Continue reading)

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