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YALSA Teen Top Ten Nominations

YALSA Announced the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations. You can vote after the summer, so read now!

 Albin, Gennifer. Crewel.
In a futuristic world, Spinsters are women with the power to weave everything into form, whether it be food, buildings, or peoples’ very lives. Adelice Lewys has this talent, and she is whisked away into a world of luxury and elegance because of it. Although it is often advertised at the perfect life, it is far from it as things are never how they seem.

 Banks, Anna. Of Poseidon.
Emma has never really questioned her ability to communicate with fish, her strange violet eyes, or her awkwardness on land, but when her best friend, Chloe, dies in a shark attack and the attractive,mysterious Galen keeps showing up in her life, Emma soon learns that she belongs in a different world one that is underwater. In the meantime, Galen, the prince of the Syrena, must learn why Emma seems to not quite fit in with either the humans or the Syrena while battling the strong…

June is National GLBT Month

June is National GLBT Month.
Read a book about a GLBT Teen:
Beam, Chris    I am J   YA Fic Beam J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is.
Burd, Nick   The Vast Fields of Ordinary     YA Fic Burd  The summer after graduating from an Iowa high school, eighteen-year-old Dade Hamilton watches his parents' marriage disintegrate, ends his long-term, secret relationship, comes out of the closet, and savors first love.
Cook,  Trish    Notes from the Blender   YA Fic Cook Two teenagers--a heavy-metal-music-loving boy who is still mourning the death of his mother years earlier, and a beautiful, popular girl whose parents divorced because her father is gay--try to negotiate the complications of family and peer relationships as they get to know each other after learning that their father and mother are marrying each other…