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How about them thar authors: Biography Resource Center celebrates Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2009

Teen Read Week 2009

You didn’t think we forgot about Teen Read Week, did you? Rather than list the bajillion authors of books for teens we have biographies for, we’ll just highlight a few.

In an online poll conducted by the American Library Association last month, teens chose their top ten books for 2009. How many of these authors do we have in Biography Resource Center?

Ten minus one. Not quite as good as ten minus zero, but nobody’s perfect. The missing author is Kristin Cashore; we have a biography in the works but it’s not quite ready for prime-time just yet.

Here’s this year’s list:

  • Paper Towns by John Green (Penguin/Dutton)
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
  • Identical by Ellen Hopkins (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
  • Wake by Lisa McMann (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse)
  • Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Disney-Hyperion)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
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    Posted on: October 22, 2009, 9:16 am Category: Factoids Tagged with: , , ,

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