Young Adult authors talking about censorship and their works being
censored in this YouTube video.
The Teen Zone has the following magazines: Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer,
WWE Magazine, Shonen Jump, Mad Magazine, Transworld Skateboarding,
Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Teen Voices, ESPN magazine, and Teen Ink.
All of the magazines (except the newest issue) can be checked out
with your valid library card.
Books New, Old, and Coming Soon to the Teen Zone at Addison Public Library --
If you read ____this_____, listen to ____this_____:
If you read Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, listen to the Playlist assembled by the author.
If you read Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, listen to her musical selections here.
This is a suggested list by John Green for his book Paper Towns --
1. “Game Shows Touch Our Lives,” The Mountain Goats
2. “The History of the Concept of the Soul,” The Mr. T Experience
3. “Holland, 1945,” Neutral Milk Hotel
4. “Up the Wolves,” The Mountain Goats
5. “Piazza, New York Catcher,” Belle and Sebastian
6. “Bucketseats,” Cake
7. “Walt Whitman’s Niece,” Billy Bragg and Wilco
8. “Champs Elysees,” NOFX
9. “Cotton,” The Mountain Goats
10. “New Partner,” The Palace Brothers
11. “Union Maid,” Old Crow Medicine Show
12. “Walk on Boy,” Doc Watson
13. “Superstition,” Blanche
14. “Hesitating Beauty,” Billy Bragg and Wilco
15. “Greetings in Braille,” The Elected
16. “All My Little Words,” The Magnetic Fields
Sara Zarr listened to love songs, mostly by Aimee Mann, while writing Sweethearts.
Just Listen, by Sarah Dessen, was influenced by Tom Waits.
Authors on YouTube:
Lauren Oliver, author of Before I Fall
Jeff Kinney, author of the Wimpy Kid books
Richelle Mead, author of the Vampire Academy series
Masashi Kishimoto, writer and artist of Naruto
Rita Williams-Garcia, author of Jumped
John Green gives advice on romance. Edward Cullen got nothing on him.
M.T. Anderson, author of Octavian Nothing: Traitor of the Nation
Author / Book Series web sites:
P.C. Cast's House of Night series
Paula Chase's Del Rio Bay Clique series
Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
James Patterson's Maximum Ride series
Holly Black, author of Tithe, Valiant, Good Neighbors: Kin (Book 1), and more
Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall books
Can't think of what to read? Check out a couple of these sites...
Flamingnet.com Young Adult books reviewed by young adults. Because sometimes you don't want the opinions of librarians or teachers -- you want the opinions of someone your own age. You could also become a reviewer for the site. This site is updated frequently with lots of new titles in all areas of interest.
Reviews by a librarian and by teens. The reviews are written for teen readers, however, not for librarians or teachers. Clever book lists like "Fanging Around," "Deadheads and Mosh Pits," and "Teen Tearjerkers," to help you find something that you'd like to read.
Teens Read Too So many reviews! Booklists! An awesome calendar of upcoming releases (in case you're waiting for that next book in the series). Want to know more about the author of a book? This site has a ton of author interviews, too.
The New Internet Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy List A list compiled from the votes of thousands of sci fi and fantasy readers.