- Goblins in the Library! (Salem Public Library)
- Congratulations to OYEA Winner Danielle Jones
- Deschutes Public Library’s Youth Lit Fest
- 2019 Book Rave Titles Announced
- Why Alex Gino Is Just the Best (Multnomah County Library’s Rockwood Branch)
- And more!
The books on this list were published between November 1, 2017, and October 31, 2018. Titles were nominated by teens and library staff in Oregon. OYAN members voted to select the 20 titles on the list and worked to create a balanced list that includes a variety of genres and diverse titles. Learn more about the annual Book Rave and access past lists on the OYAN website.
Book Rave is an annual list produced by the members of the Oregon Young Adult Network and announced at the Oregon Library Association’s annual conference in April. Books nominated should be written and marketed for readers of middle and high school age (generally 6th-12th grade) and be published between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018.
Nominations will be collected until early December 2018. Members will then be invited to vote on the nominated books through mid-January 2019, narrowing the list to approximately 20 OYAN Book Rave selections. The list is further discussed at the winter meeting of the Oregon Young Adult Network.
Please nominate early and often!
Access past Book Raves on the OYAN website.
Book Raves Project Lead, Sonja Somerville
Whether or not you were able to join us in Eugene for OLA, you can now view the slides for most presentations on Northwest Central. Of particular interest to OYAN members:
- Understanding Autism preconference
- Being On the National YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Panel: A Tale of Many ARCs
- Engaging Teens Using YouTube
- If They Build It, They Might Come: Design Thinking and Teen Summer Reading
- Stark Raving OYAN: Book Rave and Graphic Rave Revealed, 2018
- This One’s for the Fans: Building and Improving Access to Fandom Collections in the Library
Mark your calendars: the 2019 OLA-WLA Conference will be held at the Hilton Vancouver in Vancouver, WA from April 17-20, 2019!
Every year, OYAN members choose their favorite novels for teens from the past two years. Nominations depend upon what the nominator thinks teens in Oregon will like to read or have been reading with enthusiasm, and the final list is created based on a vote of the OYAN membership. (For details, see the official selection process.)
The votes have been counted; here are this year’s winners!
The 2015 Book Raves have are here!
The OYAN Book Rave is an annual list of recommended young adult literature selected by the members. Nominations are solicited throughout the year, with a final electronic vote occurring around the winter membership meeting. Titles are chosen to represent a variety of genres and reading levels that have been published between November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014.
This Years List:
- The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
- The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
- The Family Romanov: Murder Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
- Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
- The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston
- Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King
- Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- The Sittin’ Up by Shelia P. Moses
- I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
- Clariel by Garth Nix
- Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
- Jackaby by William Ritter
- The Swap by Megan Shull
- Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
- Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen
- The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye J. Walton
- Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
- Noggin by John Corey Whaley
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Download your PDF to use at your school or library.
It’s time to vote for your favorite (and not-so favorite) teen books of 2012. Below is the link to the Survey Monkey voting page. Once again, we are including a “no” vote. If you feel strongly that a certain nominated book does not deserve to be a part of the Book Rave, please vote no. I’ll subtract no votes from the yes votes to get a total. As you might have guessed, if you like a title, vote yes. Survey Monkey uses IP addresses to remember votes; you’ll be able to add votes as you keep reading nominated titles, as well as see how you’ve already voted (assuming you always vote from the same computer).
You can vote until January 15th. Be prepared to discuss, debate, and shimmy the results at the Winter Membership meeting on Friday January 18, 11am-3pm, at Salem Public Library. Please vote for at least one non-fiction title!
Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RFG7D5F
I’ve attached the nominations spreadsheet if you want to review the titles and their tags. Also, here is a link to the OYAN blog for refreshers on book covers and summaries.