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ERIC Number: EJ866749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Teen Savvy, Web Literate, and Multi-Talented: New Authors and Their Debut Novels for Young Adults
Clark, Ruth Cox
Library Media Connection, v28 n2 p10-13 Oct 2009
Secondary school libraries often look much like research centers with banks of computers linked to databases related to curriculum topics. A glance into the library shows teens using online resources for research while trying to check their MySpace or Facebook page when they think the teacher or librarian is not looking. The librarian's weekly calendar is filled with classes signed up for research or instruction on how to use electronic resources. People sometimes forget that secondary school librarians are also the gatekeepers to the world of leisure reading for teens. It is tempting for the busy school librarian to quickly scan reviews and recommended lists and order the new Young Adult (YA) titles by recognized authors such as Chris Crutcher, Walter Dean Myers, Alex Flinn, Gail Giles, Laurie Halse Anderson, Nancy Werlin, Meg Cabot and others whose titles circulate well. But what about new authors who have no immediate name recognition? How does the busy school librarian ensure teens have an opportunity to experience debut novels by authors who may become favorites? This article presents new voices on the YA literature scene and discusses how to locate information about them.
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Language: English
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