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Donna DesRoches

Ten must read books for fans of 'The Hunger Games,' pt. 1 - Toronto Young Adult Fiction... - 3 views

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    a list of 10 must read dysopian teen books that are either already at your book store or will be out in 2011.
Donna DesRoches

SpineOut - 1 views

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    SpineOut is a new exciting online magazine for Young Adults, brought to you by the Good Reading team. It's a special place for Young Adults (YA's) to express their ideas and thoughts and to share their creativity in words, art, film or music.
Donna DesRoches

The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Book... - 0 views

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    "And they fall into the kind of love that isn't love at first sight or like the end of the world. But it's a love that any of you who have ever been in serious ga-ga with someone will recognize immediately: first love. "
Donna DesRoches

theunquietlibrarian - yalit-web2.0 - 2 views

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    Social media and young adult literature - an amazing collection of resources
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    check this out for links to add to your library pages - especially the FB pages - they are quite amazing
Donna DesRoches

ALA | Alex Awards - 4 views

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    "The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. "
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    consider reading the reviews to determine if these books are suitable for your high school library
Donna DesRoches

Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! - 3 views

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    my favourite book blog for young adults
Donna DesRoches

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and illustrated by JM Ken Niimura « Reading Rants... - 3 views

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    This b&w GN may be ABOUT a fifth grader, but it's so not FOR a fifth grade reader. It's for my middle and high school peeps who struggle against the giants of loneliness, fear, insecurity and pain everyday and don't feel like they have anyone who will stand by their side and raise a sword.
Donna DesRoches

Sherman Alexie wins PEN/Faulkner prize | Books | guardian.co.uk - 1 views

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    Alexie won the $15,000 award for War Dances, a collection of short stories about ordinary people on the brink of change, interspersed with poems. From the story of a famous author whose father is dying a "natural Indian death" from alcohol and diabetes, to the tale of a young boy writing for his local newspaper's obituaries pages, judge Al Young - California's poet laureate - called it a "rollicking, bittersweet gem of a book".
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