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January 26 2009 Library Sciences Newsletter

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Survival Fiction For Teens
For some young adults every day is a fight for survival. For others they are thrust into extraordinary circumstances. These books examine the fortitude and strength that is needed to persevere.


Teen Books For Adult Readers
These aren't all nice stories with pretty teenagers. Many of these stories are filled with the grit and drama many young adults face every day. Others will make you laugh, educate you, and open your eyes to history.


Caldecott and Newbery Awards Announced

Caldecott Award
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, written and illustrated by Marla Frazee (Harcourt, Inc.)

How I Learned Geography, written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar Straus Giroux)

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.)

Newbery Award

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean (HarperCollins Children's Books.)

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle (Henry Holt & Comapny).

Savvy by Ingrid Law (Dial Books for Young Readers.)

After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin Books for Young Readers.)


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Paula Laurita

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