I took a little trip today that I want to share with you.  Not a get in the car kind of trip.  In fact, I never left the couch.  My trip began when a colleague sent an email with a link announcing The National Book Award winners.  I especially wanted to see which book in the Young People’s Literature category had won.  Here’s what I found:

Ship Breaker



Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi













Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine









Dark Water



Dark Water by Laura McNeal











Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers









One Crazy Summer



One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia









Wanting to learn more about Lockdown, I typed “Lockdown Myers” into Google and in the results I spotted a link with an interesting name and a review of Lockdown

CLICK!  And there I was riding, well actually reading, the YA Highway, a terrific blog created by writers and readers of young adult literature, which claims 1,336 followers.

Touring the blog reminded me of a Facebook post from Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), promoting the YA Book Blog Directory which promises: “this site can be utilized by authors looking to publicize their books, publishers looking for reviewers, book bloggers looking to network and teenage readers or the teen at heart readers.”

So, take your own trip into cyberspace and see what you discover.  Let us know if you find any great sites for teen readers.  Better yet, write your own book review and send it in to Teen Scene!


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