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Updated by Courtney L. Lewis on Sep 12, 2013
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March Madness: College basketball books | The Hub

It's March! You may have noticed a sudden boom in tournaments in the last few weeks, and that's not a coincidence. They're happening all over the web. School Library Journal is hosting the Battle of the Kids' Books (it says "kids," but it includes YA!).

10 years of the Iraq War: 10 great books

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Like all wars, this one has produced a library of great books. If not solace, they offer at least a measure of wisdom for those of us who have the responsibility of remembering and understanding what happened.

Reading Recommendations

G. R. R. Martin gets emails all the time from fans asking him to recommend books for them to read "while I am waiting for your next one." He can't possibly reply to all my emails, of course. But he does reply to some, when the mood strikes me.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game! | The Hub

From YALSA Hub, a great list of baseball books and movies for your display.

A Literary Tour of Historical Y.A.

It's far more enjoyable to learn about, say, the French Revolution when you've got great characters to take you through the story, oui? Y.A. is not all futuristic dystopia or fantasy, no matter how much we love some of those books.

A New Way for Gay Characters in Y.A.

Y.A. literature can be depended on as a key reflector of what teens are thinking and doing-so how well is Y.A. doing at reflecting the current state of teen culture with regard to LGBT issues, and how far need we still go?

Best 19th c. Adventure | HiLobrow

Over the summer, in anticipation of a digital publishing project which I anticipate kickstarting some time this fall (more on that another time), I drew up a list of my favorite adventure novels without regard to sub-genre: espionage, crime/detection, hunted-man, swashbuckling, fantasy, science fiction, YA, I didn't discriminate.