Middle-reader, YA news


There’s lots of exciting things going on in the middle-reader, YA worlds. Below are some links to some of what’s going on.

  • The LA Times has an awesome story about why it’s OK to love YA lit at any age. Check it out here.
  • The American Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the 2011 Indies Choice Book Awards, now including the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. Check out all the details and see if your favorite book/author made the cut here.
  • Each Sunday, Charlotte, at Charlotte’s Library, posts a roundup of middle-grade science fiction and fantasy posts from around the blogs. Check out her roundup here.
  • HarperTeen, took North American rights to a dystopian trilogy by debut novelist Tahereh Mafi. The first book is titled “Shatter Me” and is scheduled for release Nov. 15, 2011. Read more about the deal here.
  • What’s up with middle readers and Facebook? Find out here.

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Jessica Harrison is the main reviewer behind Cracking the Cover. Prior to creating Cracking the Cover, Jessica worked as the in-house book critic for the Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City. Jessica also worked as a copy editor and general features writer for the paper. Following that, Jessica spent two years with an international company as a social media specialist. She is currently a freelance writer/editor. She is passionate about reading and giving people the tools to make informed decisions in their own book choices.

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