Friday Finds – July 12, 2013
This Week at TLT:
Taking teen patrons to a conference and SURVIVING – read about Heather’s tips and learn from her experience.
Christie and Karen each give their ALA 2013 highlights (they stalked a lot of awesome authors!)
Read up on the Free Comic Book Day panel Karen and Christie took part in at ALA 2013. Learn Christie’s new catchphrase!
Catch up with Part 2 of Robin’s series on How to Tumblr.
Christie gives us a peek at some this Fall’s most anticipated new titles.
A book review leads to Karen’s committment to call out unhealthy relationships portrayed as ideal in YA.
The Neptune Project gets the Teen Program in a Box treatment by the author herself! Find out more about Polly Holyoke.
Previously on TLT:
Because No Always Means No: a list of titles dealing with rape and sexual harassment.
Around the Web:
There’s been a lot of discussion in the Twitterverse this week on the inclusion of violence in Young Adult literature. For context, read this Storify of Patrick Ness’ initial comments.
And here is the article to which he refers.
And a previous list of books Patrick Ness recommends that many people believe are ‘unsuitable’ for teens.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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