nprbooks:

You guys!  We are so VERY excited to be the ones to announce this year’s National Book Award finalists! Check out the full list here.

libraryjournal:

What are the citizens of Gotham City reading?

Stop by the NPL Theater tomorrow at 2pm for a Teen Movie. Based on a best-selling YA novel, this action packed movie will not disappoint.

This year’s theme is “Turn Your Dreams into Reality”. This week only if you stop into the library (with your library card) we will waive all of your fines from your library card. Take advantage of this special gift today!

Teen Read Week starts tomorrow, and the theme this year is Turn Your Dreams into Reality! 

To celebrate we’ve complied a list of books that revolve all around dreams. From achieving dreams to dreams that happen while you’re sleeping check out our picks for this week.

Out of the Easy- Sepetys, Ruta

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy- Wright, Bill

California Dreaming- Dean, Zoey

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle Bk 2)- Stiefvater, Maggie

Dreamhunter- Knox, Elizabeth

The Running Dream- Van Draanen, Wendelin

Under the Baseball Moon- Ritter, John H.

To Dance: A Memior- Siegel, Siena Cherson

The Winning Attitude- Kwan, Michelle

Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity Breaking Adventures- Gibson, Karen Bush

Added Bonus for TRW: If you come into the library anytime between October 12- October 18 with your library card we will be waiving any fines! Get reading!

Vote!

epicreads:

How many of these scary YA books have you read?

doctorwho:

Forever reblog.

doctorwho:

Forever reblog.

This year the American Library Association is celebrating banned graphic novels, comics, manga and manhwa. They are working with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to raise awareness of challenges to graphic novels and manga. Here are a few titles that fall under YA that have been recently challenged. For more information and more challenged graphic novels check out the CBLDF’s website.

The Color of Earth- Kim, Dong Hwa

Bone (series)- Smith, Jeff

Pride of Baghdad- Vaughan, Brian