Readers’ Corner: Alex Award Winners

There are a multitude of books published each year that teens would adore that end up being categorized as Adult and put into the another section of the library, making it hard to find and read these wonderful books. Luckily, there’s been an annual awards list for this purpose called the Alex Awards. This weeks […]

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Readers’ Corner: Life During Wartime

This week’s featured teen booklist is one of YALSA’s lists of Popular Paperbacks, and the theme is Conflicted: Life During Wartime. It includes books portraying teens surviving in times of war. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the American Revolution, the Chinese Boxer Rebellion, or the more current plight of Ugandan child soldiers, you’ll find […]

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Readers’ Corner: Teens Behind Bars

This week’s featured booklist comes from YALSA, and it’s one of their lists featuring popular paperbacks. The theme of this list is Lock Up: Teens Behind Bars. But it’s not just about the American prison system — you’ll find books here that range from the supernatural to the Nazi death camps. Even though the topic […]

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Readers’ Corner: Best Fiction for Young Adults

Happy Monday, readers! This week’s featured teen booklist is longer than normal, as you can see by the extra-crowded-ness of the collage. That’s because this week’s list isn’t one of the Sno-Isle librarian-curated teen booklists (of which you can find many good ones here!). This list is from YALSA, and it includes 64 recent fiction books […]

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Readers’ Corner: Unreliable Narrators

Hello, readers! If you’re a fan of unreliable narrators, then this week’s featured booklist is for you. Do you want a book that’ll keep you guessing, never knowing what’s the truth until the very end? This collection is taken from one of YALSA‘s 2016 Popular Paperbacks lists, called “Unreliable Narrators: Don’t Believe a Word.” Happy reading! […]

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