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Readalikes for Mockingjay

YALSA has created a list of readalikes for Mockingjay that librarians can direct teens (and others) to.  Access it here at


Blogging as a Professional Development Tool

My latest post to the YALSA blog is a discussion on blogging as a professional development tool.  To read it click on:

Interview with Perry Moore

Please see my interview with Perry Moore on the YALSA blog at

Perry Moore is the executive producer of the Chronicles of Narnia films, author of a book about making The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, author and director (with his partner, Hunter Hill) of the feature film, Lake City starring Sissy Spacek, and author of Hero, his first novel.  Hero is a book intended for young adults, males or females, males who are gay and/or anyone who just doesn’t feel like they fit in for one reason or another.  It is an action packed story about Thom Creed, an athletic gay high school student who develops super-hero powers.  It begins on the high school basketball court and moves into the community where Thom finds himself fighting one crime after the other.  HeroHero is also a love story.  As Thom becomes more confident about his sexuality he lusts after various people and then finally falls in love with Goran.