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And The Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year is . . .

The approaching end of the year always brings upon a slew of the year’s “Bests” and “Tops.” “Top” lists are more objective, relying on numbers to determine top-grossing films, best-selling books, and most-downloaded songs and albums on iTunes. “Best” lists, however, are more subjective, relying on the opinions of bloggers, critics, and fans to determine the year’s successes and failures. Over the next month or so, I’m sure you will be inundated with such lists in all of your news and social media outlets. However, I would like to call your attention to another prestigious assessment that doesn’t always get the same recognition: The Word of the Year.

Which YA Novel is right for you?

Kat Ward of New York Magazine and has created a wonderful flowchart for deciding which YA Novel you should read.  If you're new to YA Fiction (and let's face it, between The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, it's not just for teens anymore), then this is a really good place to start.

You can find the flowchart here

Teen Read Week: Seek the Unknown @ your library

Every year during the third week of October, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) sponsors Teen Read Week, a national initiative to promote literacy among teens. This year, the theme is “Seek the Unknown @ your library.” All week long, teens are encouraged to explore the unknown through mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction.


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