Hey hey, it’s time for YA! Books, that is. Check out the newest Griffin Teen & FSG goodies, then join us and @earlyword later today at 5pm EST for Early Word YA Galley Chat (NEW hashtag: #ewgcya) to brag about your favorite teen reads! ICE KISSED by Amanda Hocking (The Kanin Chronicles #2) In the […]
Halloween is just three weeks away but we’re already in the spirit with these creepy Friday Reads: Talia’s sketching tiny critters with THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS This creepy horror novel about a young boy whose drawings of monsters take on a life of their own is the #6 October 2014 LibraryReads pick! “A sterling […]
We're so pleased that BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët is a New York Times bestselling graphic novel!
Coming in at #10 on the March 16, 2014 list, BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS is a dark fairy tale about surviving the human experience.
“This unforgettable graphic novel hovers on the edge of your daydreams and nightmares” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
Available now from Drawn & Quarterly. [...]
The critics of Kirkus Reviews have delivered their verdicts on today's bestselling books (Critics' Takes on Bestsellers) and for each book it comes down to one recommendation: buy, borrow, or skip.
And what final judgment hath the Kirkus jury passed upon the bestselling Macmillan titles? Buy and borrow, baby!
Major congratulations to all of the fine authors and illustrators who were selected for YALSA's various reading lists this year!
Here's a run down of the Macmillan winners:
2013 Alex Award Winners:
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
GIRLCHILD by Tupelo Hassman
MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan
YALSA's 2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
Boarding Schools to Summer Camps: Leaving home to find yourself
MARKED by P.C. & Kristin Cast
BORN AT MIDNIGHT by C.C. Hunter
Gowns, Greasepaint, and Guitars: Not the same old song and dance
WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE by Caridad Ferrer
YALSA's 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers
Selected books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read.
THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers (TOP TEN)
THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda
BAD BOY by Dream Jordan
GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan
I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin
YALSA's Great Graphic Novels 2013:
TRINITY: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
We're so pleased to report that THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery in America written by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and illustrated by Wayne Vansant, TRINITY: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, and GOLIATH by Tom Gauld have been officially nominated for YALSA's 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list!
Today we're taking a look at a new way to read two exceptional books that have been challenged and banned:
ANNE FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL has been banned from schools in Virginia, Alabama, and Texas for being too upsetting, sexually offensive, and downright pornographic.* FAHRENHEIT 451 has been removed from required reading lists at schools in Mississippi and challenged in Texas for offensive language, violence, and Bible burning.**
These chilling stories show us the darkest sides of humanity from the past and a possible future. The urge to protect ourselves from the horrible things they depict is strong, but their messages of pain and hope must be heard and understood.
Both of these classics are now available as authorized graphic novels from Hill and Wang.
Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography: Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, master cartoonists, discuss the process that went into turning The Diary of Anne Frank and Holocaust history into a graphic biography. Watching these two work is fascinating.
700-year-old epic poetry doesn't generally come to mind after hearing about a new graphic adaptation. However, it's time to think again, because Seymor Chwast's adaptation of Dante's Divine Comedy is turning lots of heads. Including those of trade reviewers.
"With his signature mix of humor, artistry, and high-level design, he conveys a breathtaking amount of information in clear black and white line drawings. It all works seamlessly as Chwast does a stunning job of telling Dante's story in his own brilliant style." Publishers Weekly (starred review)