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YA Green Light Reads


Kelly Jensen a librarian and a blogger at STACKED shared this fantastic flowchart of current YA books, suitable for all readers, with Book Riot and we thought it was so good we wanted to pass it along to you.  Kelly explains Green Light Reads as “a book that doesn’t contain a lot of swearing, gory violence, partying, or sensitive content. It’s not like any of those things are bad in YA books (they’re not, and frankly, dark, edgy YA is my favorite kind of YA), but there’s something to be said about having a ready list of books that would go over with little objection to almost any reader.” This list of books is also perfect for the tween reader starting to show interest in YA fiction.  A printable version can be found here: Download the PDF



VOTE TODAY! 2015 Thumbs Up! Award Teen Top Ten

teens_thumbsupThe Thumbs Up! Award is given annually to the author of an original work that has both literary quality and teen appeal for those 13 to 18 years of age. The award includes a statewide teen vote from a list of top ten books that were selected by a group of Michigan youth and teen librarians.

DDL Teens your challenge is to read all of these books (or as many as you want) and select the ONE that you feel is the best book. Vote for your fav by accessing the online voting ballot and make your selection. Be sure to vote by May 31, 2015.

2015 Thumbs Up! Teen Top Ten List

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The winning title will be announced in October during the 2015 Michigan Library Association Fall Conference so be sure to check back and see if your pick takes home the top honor.