Every year, the American Library Association recognizes books, illustrators, and authors of the children's and YA variety. It's like the Oscars of YA (and children's lit., but that's not our focus here)!
Without further ado, here are the 2018 winners that are in the BPL collection!
The #1 and #2 spot in the box office this past weekend were both held by African-American directors: Ava DuVernay for A Wrinkle in Time and Ryan Coogler for Black Panther. Yay for diversity!
If you, like many of those movie-goers over the past month, absolutely loved Black Panther, we've got the comic books available for you to check out in the Teen Room: YA GRN Coa.
Y'all! I'm so excited to FINALLY get to share with you that we are FINALLY getting some teen-centric nonfiction here at BPL!
Currently, we are highlighting some of these new titles on the A-frame in the Teen Room, but they'll permanently live in the adult nonfiction stacks (and when they're new on the nonfiction side of the adult new A-frame). Just look for the YA sticker on the spine!
These new books have an emphasis on LGBTQIA+ topics, mental health, feminism, and being the very best you: very timely topics.
Take a look at some of these titles by clicking on the cover pics to see their Goodreads page.
I love series books. You get to spend more time with characters you love, you get to see characters grow and evolve, and you get to see relationships (be they romantic or friendship) develop. The whole "two is better than one" is definitely true!
In this fashion, Epic Reads has recently posted some excellent blogs about their favorite sequels. Check them out:
What series books are your favorite?
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett - YA F Faw
Kamzin grew up in a village on the edge of her kingdom's habitable land. Beyond are the witches' forest and Raksha, a mountain that is ridiculously tall and ridiculously dangerous to try to climb thanks to its frigid weather. But, Kamzin, an intrepid climber, joins River, the Royal Explorer, on his mission to climb Raksha, where the witches' lost city is rumored to have been. Will Kamzin and River and the rest of the time make it? Or will the biting winds and the biting monsters get them first?
Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen - YA F Van
Wren is bitter. Wren is angry. Wren is pissed. How dare she be shipped off to the Utah wilderness to camp? How dare she be forced to cooperate with her camp-mates in order to survive? This must be child abuse. But, maybe, a tiny voice that sounds like reason whispers, Wren deserves it. I mean, she has been drinking, smoking pot, lying, and stealing. Maybe this is what Wren needs to help turn her life around. I mean, her parents thought it was worth a shot since they are the ones who kindapped her in the middle of the night to send her to wilderness therapy camp.
Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale - YA F Mac
Bobby Pendragon is a normal 14 year-old boy until his Uncle Press whisks him away through time and space to a new world called Denduron. A new world that is in need of a savior, and, luckily for them, Bobby is to be that savior! Bobby will have to battle strange beings, defeat a magical tyrant, and end a dangerous revolution. Will he be up to the challenge?