Conversation Snapshots: Let’s Talk YA Lit Titles & YA Programming Success
YA Lit Suggestions
Although I do a lot of blogging here, sometimes good conversations happen on Twitter. Last Sunday, I wrote a post about updating YA titles that are discussed in media discussions and then I asked people on Twitter to recommend books for those updated discussions. Follow the tweet and you will see some of the recommended titles.
WHAT TITLES WOULD YOU INCLUDE IN AN ARTICLE ABOUT #YALIT? Comment to add your picks. Rt and we'll see make a list.
— Teen Librarian Toolbox (rocks!) (@TLT16) March 25, 2019
There were several recommendations for Scythe by Neal Shusterman, One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus and They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. All great recommendations.
I keep thinking about how odd it is in retrospect that all these articles that talk about older YA don’t mention two of the first really popular – like word of mouth and all the teens come in asking for them popular titles: Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. What titles – old or new – do you think need to be included in the conversation? Please let us know in the comments.
Teen Programming Success!
The second question I asked this past week was about popular YA/Teen programming. What, I asked, is the most popular program you have ever hosted past or present? You’ll get lots of great programming ideas by reading through this thread. Many have them have been and continue to be popular for me and some of them are completely new ideas that I am looking forward to trying out.
Today's YA Librarian Question: What has hands down been the most popular program or event that you have hosted? Please comment so we can all steal your ideas (I kid, probably) and RT so we get a good idea of what has been popular with teens.
— Teen Librarian Toolbox (rocks!) (@TLT16) March 28, 2019
Have some other teen programming success stories that you would like to share? Drop us a comment.
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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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