Our indi reviews:
Adrienne – “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” movie
The podcast groups was asked by retired librarian now current YA author Patrick Jones what we thought the next big thing will be for young adult literature. Well, we had a lot to say. Take a listen or watch the video. It’s all good stuff!
“You’ll Like It Here (Everybody Does)” by Ruth White
A written review by Jenny
Ruth Whites, dystopia, “You‘ll Like it Here (Everybody Does)”, tackles the themes of intolerance and repression. Meggie Blue seems like an average kid with a regular family, but when the neighbors come to terrorize them because she is different, Meggie’s family flees from them in an unusual way.
The Blue’s unusual mode of transportation deposits them in Fashion City, a community were being unique is a crime. The Blues are desperate to fit in until they can figure out where to go. In the meantime, they make friends and try to keep away from the tranquilizing “Lotus” given away at every trip to the grocery store that turns the populace into sheep. Lots of action keeps the reader turning the pages.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Delirium movie deal by Deadline New York
“Are All Lists Created Equal? Diversity in Award-Winning and Bestselling Young Adult Fiction” by Casey H. Rawson. The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adult. YALSA. Spring, 2011.
Rawson’s Masters papers full version (PDF)
“aarrgghh” “aargh” “grrrooowwl”
How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen
Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and It’s Legacy by Albert Martin
6 Children’s Books
If rocks could sing Leslie McGuirk
“Is Young Adult Fiction Too Dark?” with Marty Moss-Crane. RadioTimes. WHYY. July 6, 2011.
Mad Men – AMC original show
Subscribe/Listen in iTunes
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher book review mp3
Catherine Fisher Official Website – sequel Sapphique due in December 28, 2010
Fox has the film rights to make Incarceron a movie – from ComingSoon.net
Moirae Witches – Wikipedia entry
Summer Series Books (text file)
Emily: “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” by John Green and David Levithan
Adrienne: iBookShelf App by Josh Pressnall $1.99 plus $.99 for scan feature.