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Friday Finds – June 21, 2013

This week at TLT:

We have a list of your favorite Dads in YA.

Robin talks about text complexity in the language arts classroom and the latest article from NPR.

Previously on TLT:

It the wake of the success of the Harry Potter franchise and the Hunger Games movie, an awful lot of YA books are being optioned for movies these days. Here’s a review for a novel that I think would make a can’t miss book-to-movie hit.
Around the web:

Something to think about: Better sex scenes in books will keep kids from learning about sex in porn.

From Lee and Low, some thoughts on the causes behind the lack of diversity in children’s and youth literature.

Printz Award Winner John Corey Whaley shares information about his second book, Noggin over at Entertainment Weekly Shelflife. Karen is completely fascinated by the concept of this book and can’t wait to read it.

Lauren Oliver’s upcoming novel, Panic, has already been snatched up by Universal.  Sadly, the Delirium TV show was not picked up by Fox.

Christie found this link of teens reacting to the Catching Fire trailer.  Christie especially loves the sweetheart at 1:02, the overly emotional blonde girl, and the guy in the red checked vest who stared slackjawed the whole time!

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