It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We’re definitely seasonal readers, which means we love reading Christmas books in December. Bring us all the fluffy romance and holiday cheer. We compiled a list of the YA Christmas books guaranteed to get you ready to deck the halls. Let us know your favorite holiday reads in the comments!Continue reading “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas: YA Book Edition”
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A Comprehensive List of Banned YA Books
Happy Banned Book Week! Banned Book Week started in 1982 as a result of the increase in the number of books people were trying to get banned from schools and libraries. We’re celebrating the freedom to read by sharing all of the modern YA banned books we could find. We used information provided by libraries and the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom to find banned and challenged books.
We encourage everyone to read banned books because if someone wants a book banned, there’s usually something important inside the cover for you to learn. Always question people who try to ban books and especially question their intent.
“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.” — Stephen Chbosky, author of Perks of Being a WallflowerContinue reading “A Comprehensive List of Banned YA Books”
YA Books to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit
Is December your favorite month? Looking for books to get you excited for Christmas, Hanukkah, winter and the new year? We’ve got the perfect list for you! Throw on fuzzy slippers, grab your favorite blanket and sip some hot chocolate, because once you get these YA books, you won’t want to leave your couch.
1. Let it Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle
Let it Snow follows an ensemble of characters as a snow storm hits a small town on Christmas Eve. Jubilee can’t make it to Florida by train and ends up spending the day at the Waffle House. But, running into a stranger named Stuart might change her entire outlook. An adventure to get to Waffle House for three friends might be the most surprising night of all for two of them. Tobin started to see his friend Angie “The Duke” as something more, but will the Christmas Eve blizzard give him the courage to tell her? Finally, Addie is having problems with her boyfriend Jeb. He doesn’t show up to their Starbucks meet up and Addie tries to heal by having her own adventure. One that includes an unlikely ally: a cute teacup pig!Continue reading “YA Books to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit”