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Looking for More Great YA Books?

The wonderful thing about the Internet is there is so much out there. Lately, I’ve been feeling the love for all the wonderful educators and parents who are sharing all the great literature that is out there for teens today.

Here are a few of my favorites YA book reviewers of late with a little bit about them from their websites.:

Looking for More Great YA Books?: Rich in Color

“Rich in Color is dedicated to reading, reviewing, talking about, and otherwise promoting young adult fiction starring people of color or written by people of color. We believe that teens (and adults!) should be able to find themselves in the kinds of books they love to read. At Rich in Color, we want to showcase a wide variety of multicultural books so that kids will be able to see themselves as more than just the sassy best friend, the very special lesson, or the extra in the background.” [Read more…]

Looking for More Great YA Books?: Jump Into a Book

This is a blog about “living inside the pages of our favorite children’s literature. Jump into a Book is a site about our love of children’s books and how we can incorporate them into our everyday lives through play, crafting, cooking, movies, games, traveling, and author visits.” [Read more…]

Looking for More Great YA Books?: 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know

Compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. “At the CCBC, we define “multicultural” literature as books by and about people of color: African and African Americans, American Indians, Asian/Pacific and Asian Pacific Americans, and Latinos. This listing introduces 50 essential books and a range of authors and illustrators for children.”

Also check out 30 Multicultural Books Every Teen Should Know. Some books on that list will be suitable for older children.

And Other CCBC multicultural literature resources and links.

Looking for More Great YA Books?: Pragmatic Mom

I’ve been following this mom on Twitter and she is awesome! Here’s what she has to say about why she started her blog. “I learned is that it’s my job to make sure my child learns whether her education happens at home, through a tutor or supplemental class, or at school. Yep, the buck stops here. I accept that. (Of course, getting wonderful teachers makes my job easier and I’m very lucky most years!).

Rule #1 to myself: I am responsible for my children’s education not their teachers or their school.” [Read more…]

Check out the great reading resources on her site. Included here are some pretty cool Skype School Author visits. (I’ll be looking into ways to do this at my daughters’ school!)

and last but not least….

Looking for More Great YA Books?: What We Do All Day

Here at What Do We Do All Day? we find creative ways to fill the days of our adventurous, lovely and crazy urban life. I blog about the books we read, food we eat, places we go and a few extra thoughts just to keep you on your toes. To keep up with us be sure to subscribe to our Weekly-ish Newsletter. [Read more…]

Check out her awesome Books section.

Related Reads: Celebrate Women’s History Month with Great Diverse Youth Lit!Great Books to Read to Your Older Child or TweenGreat Books to Read to Your “Big Kids”

Do you know any great places to find great book lists online? Please share!

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