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I Want My MTV

I Want My MTV

I cannot see this title without hearing Sting’s voice in my head. Thank you very much, Marks & Tannenbaum! Welcome to the wild history of music videos. Although this is really about the 1980s into the 90s, MTV’s ratings are at an all-time high as we speak. Teens who are into pop culture will be interested. [...]

Power & Beauty: A Love Story on the Streets

Power & Beauty

Rapper T.I. is now an author, and his debut is a coming of age novel about two teenagers. His inspiration? The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah (Pocket Books, 1999), the landmark Street Lit novel. For more on T.I.’s writing process, inspiration and the difference between writing a book and writing music, take a look at this [...]

The Manga Guide to the Universe

The Manga Guide to the Universe

from graphic novel guest blogger, Francisca Goldsmith: No Starch Press continues to translate and produce a series of books that provide fact and fiction combined in a perfect balancing act.  While Larry Gonick and Stan Mack have given us excellent nonfiction resources in sequential art form, this series takes a different approach. Gonick and Mack [...]

Frail

Frail

First, I have to say how thrilled I am that AB4T has been nominated for an Edublog Award in the Best Librarian/Library Blog category. I certainly share the honor with the many fellow librarians who contribute book reviews and guest posts to this blog. It is a wonderfully collaborative effort, which is what makes this [...]

The Magic of Reality

The Magic of Reality

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist and prominent atheist, known most recently for The God Delusion (HMH, 2006) and The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (Free Press, 2009). You might recognize his collaborator, Dave McKean, as the illustrator of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book (HarperCollins, 2008). While published by an adult imprint of [...]

Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2011

The purpose of AB4T is to help librarians and other readers learn about books published for the adult market that have appeal to teens. Currently, nearly 20 librarians review for the blog. All work with teens in either public or school libraries, in a variety of settings across the country. We began work on the [...]

Everything We Ever Wanted

Everything We Ever Wanted

This is the second adult novel by Sara Shepard, popular YA author of the Pretty Little Liars series. First was The Visibles (Free Press, 2010), a coming-of-age that received fine reviews and seems tailor-made for teen readers. Everything We Ever Wanted revolves around a bullying scandal; Shepard’s many fans are sure to be interested. Amazon [...]