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Stories Beyond Borders - A Chinese American and Diasporic Reading List For Teens

Created to commemorate the Chinese American Librarians Association’s 50th Anniversary, Stories Beyond Borders features children’s, middle grade, and young adult books centering Chinese American and diasporic voices. Rooted in different parts of the world, these empowering stories transcend borders and reflect the multifaceted experiences of our communities, leading us toward a brighter future full of hope, harmony, and unchecked possibilities. Dive in! ABOUT THE LIST This celebratory reading list is formed through a collaboration between the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) and...

2023 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

The full 2023 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list can be found here. Top Ten Button Pusher. By Tyler Page. Art by Author. 2022. 244p. First Second, $21.99 (9781250758347). Daughter. By Kate McLaughlin. 2022. 330p. Wednesday Books, $18.99 (9781250817440). Horror Hotel. By Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren. 2022. 242p. Underlined, $9.99 (9780593483480). Jumper. By Melanie Crowder. 2022. 327p. Viking, $18.99 (9780593326961). Live, Laugh, Kidnap. By Gabby Noone. 2022. 330p. Razorbill, $17.99 (9780593327296). Love Radio. By Ebony LaDelle. 2022. 316p. Simon and Schuster BFYR, $19.99...

2023 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

The full 2023 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list can be found here. Top Ten Button Pusher. By Tyler Page. Art by Author. 2022. 244p. First Second, $21.99 (9781250758347). Daughter. By Kate McLaughlin. 2022. 330p. Wednesday Books, $18.99 (9781250817440). Horror Hotel. By Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren. 2022. 242p. Underlined, $9.99 (9780593483480). Jumper. By Melanie Crowder. 2022. 327p. Viking, $18.99 (9780593326961). Live, Laugh, Kidnap. By Gabby Noone. 2022. 330p. Razorbill, $17.99 (9780593327296). Love Radio. By Ebony LaDelle. 2022. 316p. Simon and Schuster BFYR, $19.99...

2023 Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

The full 2023 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list can be found here. Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults 2023 Top Ten Ain't Burned All the Bright. By Jason Reynolds. Read by the author and a full cast. 2022. 40min. Simon & Schuster Audio, $19.99 (9781797137544). All My Rage. By Sabaa Tahir. Read by a full cast. 2022. 10.5hr. Listening Library, $69 (9780593502235). Azar on Fire . By Olivia Abtahi. Read by Alex McKenna. 2022. 9hr. Listening Library, $63 (9780593610305). The Door of No Return . By Kwame Alexander. Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. 2022. 3.5hr. Hachette Audio, $65 (9781668616437...

2023 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

YALSA’s 2023 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults The list of 43 titles is drawn from 51 official nominations, which were posted and discussed in blog posts on The Hub . The list identifies notable audio recordings significant to young adults. Members of the 2023 Amazing Audiobooks Blogging Team are: Coordinator Jennifer Sutton, Lake Park High School, Roselle, IL; Rebecca Baldwin, Cuyahoga County Public Library, North Royalton, OH; Kathleen Barker, Plymouth, MI Diana Ford, Severn School, Severna Park, MD; Natalie LaRocque, Palatine Library District, Palatine, IL; Shelley Mastalerz, Seattle...

2023 Top Ten Best Fiction

The full 2023 Best Fiction for Young Adults list can be found here. TOP TEN All My Rage. By Sabaa Tahir. 2022. 384p. Razorbill/Penguin Random House, $19.99 ( 9780593202340). Gideon Green in Black and White. By Katie Henry. 2022. 385p. Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, $18.99 ( 9780062955739). I Must Betray You. By Ruta Sepetys. 2022. 336p. Philomel Books/Penguin Random House, $18.99 ( 9781984836038). Man Made Monsters. By Andrea L. Rogers. 2022. 320p. Levine Querido, $19.99 ( 9781646141791). The Door of No Return. By Kwame Alexander. 2022. 432p. Little, Brown Young Readers, $17.99...

2023 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten

The full 2023 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list can be found here. TOP TEN Free Speech Handbook: A Practical Framework for Understanding Our Free Speech Protections. By Ian Rosenberg. Art by Mike Cavallaro. 2021. 266p. First Second, hardcover, $28.99 (9781250619754). General Adult. 323.4430853. Frieren: Beyond Journey's End By Kanehito Yamada. Art by Tsukasa Abe. vol. 1 . 2021. 177p. VIZ Media, paper, $9.99 (9781974725762). General Adult. 741.5952. vol. 2. 2022. 188p. VIZ Media, paper, $9.99 (9781974727230). General Adult. 741.5952. vol. 3. 2022. 195p. VIZ Media, paper, $9.99 (9781974727247)...

Core Mentoring Program

Under the purview of the Core Leadership Development and Mentoring Committee, the Core Mentoring Program facilitates and encourages professional development of Core members at any stage in their career and in any of the areas related to our work. The Core Mentoring Program aims to develop strong leadership in areas of librarianship covered by Core; support members in developing their professional skills; cultivate leadership and involvement in Core; provide networking opportunities, and expand members’ professional learning circles. Applications Mentor Application Mentee Application Core...

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

Core's Diversity and Inclusion Committee is committed to supporting libraries in incorporating the tenets of anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion into day-to-day library operations and Core committee work. With this goal in mind, the committee has compiled a sampling of free resources and tools explicitly related to access & equity, building & operations, leadership & management, metadata & collections, preservation, and technology. It includes resources on training, outreach, recruitment and employment, grants and scholarships, and organizations. We welcome suggestions for resources to be...

Federated Authentication Resources

Federated authentication lets users access remote sites by logging in to their campus sign-on service. The campus sign-on service then confirms that the user is entitled to the content. Unlike proxy servers and other technologies, federated authentication is portable as the user visits multiple content providers. The campus sign-on service then confirms that the user is entitled to the content. Unlike proxy servers and other technologies, federated authentication is portable as the user visits multiple content providers. User IDs and passwords are only shared with the local institution; the...

2022 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

The full 2022 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list can be found here. Top Ten Amari and the Night Brothers. By B.B. Alston. Harper Collins/Balzer + Bray. $17.99 (9781725418295) The Canyon's Edge . By Dusti Bowling. Little Brown and Company Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. $16.99 (9780316494694). Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms. By Crystal Fraiser. Art by Val Wise. Letterer Oscar O. Jupiter. Oni Press. $14.95 (9781620109557). The Crossroads at Midnight. By Abby Howard. Iron Circus Comics. $18.00 (9781945820687) The Girl from the Sea. By Molly Knox Ostertag. Scholastic/Graphix....