iYouth is hosting an end-of-quarter open meeting and then a group trip to see The Fault in Our Stars, a movie based on the young adult novel by John Green. This will give us a chance to hear your ideas for iYouth for the upcoming year, as well as share some of the events we’ve been talking about. If you are interested in youth services, here’s a chance to get more involved in iYouth. Most importantly, pizza will be provided.After the open meeting, we’ll be heading down to go see a showing of The Fault in Our Stars. Buy your ticket ahead of time at the link in the ticket section, to make sure you can come. We’re planning on going somewhere afterward to discuss the movie, but of course that’s completely optional.
To see the location and time details, visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/iYouthUW), or email your questions to iyouth.info@gmail.com.Come celebrate the end of your quarter with iYouth. Okay? Okay.

iYouth is hosting an end-of-quarter open meeting and then a group trip to see The Fault in Our Stars, a movie based on the young adult novel by John Green. This will give us a chance to hear your ideas for iYouth for the upcoming year, as well as share some of the events we’ve been talking about. If you are interested in youth services, here’s a chance to get more involved in iYouth. Most importantly, pizza will be provided.

After the open meeting, we’ll be heading down to go see a showing of The Fault in Our Stars. Buy your ticket ahead of time at the link in the ticket section, to make sure you can come. We’re planning on going somewhere afterward to discuss the movie, but of course that’s completely optional.

To see the location and time details, visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/iYouthUW), or email your questions to iyouth.info@gmail.com.

Come celebrate the end of your quarter with iYouth. Okay? Okay.

thisisteen:

Isn’t it great to know that authors’ reasons for writing young adult books are just as wonderful as the reasons we read YA? 

thisisteen:

Isn’t it great to know that authors’ reasons for writing young adult books are just as wonderful as the reasons we read YA

Upcoming Twitter Chat!

weneeddiversebooks:

The #WeNeedDiverseBooks team’s doing a Twitter chat TOMORROW, Wed 5/14 at 2pm ET to discuss the @FirstBook initiative, @thebookcon & more! Join us!

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nighbrarian:

The first Saturday of each May is apparently free comic book day! If you get a chance, you should find a comic book store to visit today.

proud-bibliophile said: Do you have any good Queer YA books you could recommend? ( especially lesbian or trans ones?)

catagator:

summerscourtney:

bookmad:

lesbian and gay representation:

  • keeping you a secret by julie anne peters
  • annie on my mind by nancy garden
  • empress of the world by sara ryan
  • will grayson, will grayson by john green and david levithan
  • the mortal instruments series by cassandra clare
  • the modern faerie tales trilogy by holly black
  • the gemma doyle trilogy by libba bray (mostly implied, but there is some major presentation in the last book of the trilogy)

trans representation:

  • luna by julie anne peters

anyone who knows of more should reblog this post and add to the list because i’m frustrated by the fact that i don’t know of more than this. i’ve read 400 books, and this is all i can think of.

Signal boost!

Also some book list links—

malindalo's list of YA Novels About Lesbians and Bisexual Girls and Autostraddle’s 20 Best Young Adult Novels for Queer Girls.

And The Hub’s Guide to YA Novels with LGBTQ Characters.  At the bottom of the post there are links to more book lists and also check out the comment section for even more recs.

Also epicreads list of 25 Must-Read YA Books Featuring Gay Protagonists.

A couple more resources to know: 

weneeddiversebooks:

#weneeddiversebooks
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Recently, there’s been a groundswell of discontent over the lack of diversity in children’s literature. The issue is being picked up by news outlets like these two pieces in the NYT, CNN, EW, and many more. But while we individually care about…

iYouth Officers: (from left to right) Jei Marcade, Lisa Jordan, Lois Haight, John Goddard, and Nate Halsan

More amazing sessions!

iYouth co-presidents Nate Halsan and Jei Marcade introducing the Keynote speaker!

Hard at work! Lisa Jordan (iYouth Secretary and Superwoman) and Jill Boyd (Tech Wizard and future iYouth officer) preparing for the conference

More library fun! Book signing with Aarene Storms and Mary Jo Heller (top).

Mike Eisenberg, Craig Seasholes, and Sean Fullerton (bottom)

iSchool students enjoy lunch and talk with presenters! 

Networking! Library talk! Food! Conference attendees enjoy boxed lunches from Bay Laurel Catering.

Thank you to Mockingbird Books for coming to sell books at the iYouth conference! Mockingbird is a fabulous independent children’s book seller here in Seattle, WA. They host special events and storytimes and are all together quite wonderful. If you’re ever in the Green Lake area, definitely stop by!