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All about Young Adult literature, including new releases, author interviews and much more.
Teen Reads – what teens are reading.
Readergirlz – a website for girls who want to experience books rather then just read them.
Nancy Keane’s Reading Lists: select books by genre, school subjects, theme, read alikes (“if you liked Speak, then you’ll like...”), authors, etc.
Bookseer – If you enjoyed your last book, this website will help you find a similar read.
YALSA's Book Finder - search 4000+ YALSA award-winning books, audio books and films
ALA/YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Awards
Michael L. Printz Award (excellence in young adult literature)
Coretta Scott King Book Award (Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream.")
Alex Award (given to 10 adult books that are appealing to young adults)
Edgar Awards (distinguished writing in the mystery genre)
PSLA (Pennsylvania School Librarian's Association)
The Gutenberg Project – a library of 17,000 free ebooks whose copyright has expired
The Online Books Page–Facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.
ManyBooks.net - over 19,000 ebooks, many derived from Project Gutenberg, available for free downloads
Daily Lit - DailyLit sends books in installments via e-mail and currently offers over 400 classic public domain titles that can be subscribed to and read in their entirety for free. Books on DailyLit can be read any place that a reader receives e-mail and each installment of a book can be read in under 5 minutes
Books Should Be Free - All audio books on BooksShouldBeFree.com are in the public domain and available for free download. Visually pleasing browsing.
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format
ReadPrint - free online books library which includes thousands of novels, poems and stories
Center for the Book in the Library of Congress
Read.gov - A multimedia website that offers resources designed to encourage the reading of books and to interest users in learning about the authors and illustrators who create them.
Writing a Novel
National Write a Novel Month information for all ages and educators, resources, forums, and much more.
Writing a Screenplay
Script Frenzy Young Writers Program: Join other young writers to write a screenplay!