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View Resource Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

Created by Jennifer Hubert, Young Adult Librarian at the Queens Borough Public Library in New York City, and Webmaster Andrew Mutch of Novi, Michigan, this site offers booklists for young adult readers "who need a good read, but are wondering if there's life after Judy Blume and Gary Paulsen." Hubert believes that some adults don't give teens enough credit when it comes to reading tastes, and she...
View Resource Children's Books Online

The Children's Book Online website has been online for eight years, and during that time it has grown immensely (largely due to the efforts of numerous volunteers from around the world and the able direction of its president, Guy Chocensky). The site contains full versions of dozens of classic children's books, including David Copperfield, Grampa in Oz, and Peter Rabbit. What is equally compelling...
View Resource I Read Banned Books

Jen Bigheart in the Public Relations director for Westbank Community Libraries of Austin, Texas who is also involved in the Texas Teen Book Festival and a co-founder of the group Literary Lonestars. On her blog I Read Banned Books, Bigheart reviews a number of Young Adult and middle grade fiction titles with an eye toward intellectual freedom. Books are tagged by title, author, and topics for easy...

View Resource The ALAN Review

The ALAN Review is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN). As explained on ALAN's official webpage, this journal is "devoted solely to the field of literature for young adults." Launched in 1994, this tri-annual journal is targeted toward writers and readers of young adult literature,...

View Resource GayYA

Librarians, educators, youth workers, and parents may be interested in GayYA: "a website and blog dedicated to everything LGBTQIA+ in YA [young adult literature]." This website was launched in 2011 and continues to be regularly updated by a team of dedicated volunteer book-lovers. Perhaps the most useful of these resources is the LGBTQA+ YA Master List, a collection of book recommendation lists...