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School Library Journal selects Top 42 Diverse YA Books

School Library Journal has selected 42 top diverse YA books in addition to the 100 must-read books originally selected.

The whole list can be found

Some of these titles include:

Does My Head Look Big In This?  by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Dreaming In Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices edited by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary beth Leatherdale

The Great American Whatever  by Tim Federle

A Step from Heaven by An Na

March Trilogy  by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin

Out of the Darkness  by Ashley Hope Perez

If I Was Your Girl  by Meredith Russo

Enjoy these wonderful titles!

Great Websites for Teen Writers by Iva-Marie Palmer

It’s exciting when your bookworm teen announces his or her plans to be a writer. But teenagers can be a finicky lot: if the adults in their lives are too excited or too supportive of a new goal, suddenly that aspiration is gone. (And having a teen with the writer’s temperament means you’re likely dealing with a moody teenager squared.) Rather than bombard them with fancy pens and motivational reading, direct them to a comfort zone: the Internet. These sites are great resources and landing spots for future storytellers. Suggest them to your teen writer (or maybe just leave this list lying around somewhere where it’ll be seen).
Figment — Specially tailored for the teen reader/writer, Figment is a community dedicated to reading and writing stories online. Addictively fun, users can rate stories by whether they made them laugh, blush, cry, or just say “wow.” The site frequently runs contests and features work from well-known authors and editors who sometimes drop in for Figment chats with…