Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars banned??

 John Green's popular YA book-turned-movie The Fault in Our Stars was recently banned from middle schools in a California school district due to questions about its appropriateness for that age group.

 Along with crude language, many committee members who voted to have it taken out of the middle schools worried about the strong theme of mortality and how it would affect a younger crowd. This book's main characters are two cancer patients who meet at a cancer support group and fall in love.
          When asked about how he felt about this on his Tumblr account, John Green responded:

Check out these links for more information:
Vanity Fair's Hollywood
Los Angeles Times
The Press Enterprise

Friday, September 5, 2014

Teens Top Ten Voting

Back in May the nominees for YALSA's Teens' Top Ten book list were announced.

We were lucky enough to win copies of all these books. You might have noticed them displayed on our snazzy new bookcase in the YA area.

Well now that we've had 3 months to read them, it's time to vote!

You have until October 20th to do so and there are several different places you can go to cast your vote.