YA Wednesday: Mummy Love

Heidi on October 14, 2009
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This week, gamer staple Penny Arcade offered their prediction for the next wave of teen-monster love: Penny cut
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Author Terry Pratchett and playwright Mark Ravenhill have collaborated on a stage adaptation of Nation, and the Guardian is running a YouTube contest for aspiring playwrights/filmmakers, age 10 to 17, to take a stab at adapting a part of the story themselves. Entry details here.

I was glad to see that I wasn't the only one who immediately thought of Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It last week when I saw the footage of NASA shooting the moon. Pfeffer posted about it as well.

The New York Times reviewed Catching Fire.

Fuse #8 lets the rest of us live the NY librarian life vicariously through her funny publisher preview round-ups. On the YA front, she reports from the recent Penguin spring preview about the cover for Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials, which used to look like this:

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"However, this apparently was determined to have adult appeal and not teen appeal."
So, now the cover looks like this (complete with Tina Fey blurb): Boysgirlstinafey

Galley Cat joins the bloggers questioning the Young Reader categorization of David Small's graphic novel Stitches in today's National Book Award finalist announcements.

Guten Tag! Presenting Lenore reports from the Frankfurt Book Fair, which is, as we've been seeing on other blogs, "not as big this year."

Teen Read Week starts on Sunday. See the YALSA website for details.

Happy reading.--Heidi


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