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  • Coretta Scott King Award - Dedicated to the The Coretta Scott King Award given annually by the American Library Association for works by authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream. "
  • favorite teenage angst books - Books about teens: sex and love,fitting in, mixed-up families, journeys, awakenings, creativity,pressure,trouble,healing, challenge, out of bounds.

Fantasy Books and Authors

  • Boca Raton Public Library Tween Reviews – Tweens rate their favorite sci-fi/fantasy titles, including Midnight, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
  • The Center for Children’s Books – The site from University of Illinois offers a list of popular tween/teen fantasy titles, with age designations.
  • Common Sense Media – The folks at Common Sense Media review and rate a number of popular tween fantasy titles, including City of Bones, Wicked Lovely, and The Hound of Rowan. Site also includes parent and teen reviews.
  • Fantasy Literature for Children & Young Adults – This web site allows users to search a database using the following age criteria: Ages 9-12 — suitable for any reader (analogous to a G movie rating) and Young Adult — considered suitable for anyone over 12 years old (analogous to a PG-13 movie rating)
  • Gothic Fantasy and Suspense for Teens and 'Tweens – Author Cynthia Leitich Smith reviews a number of tween/teen fantasy titles. Site includes interviews with fantasy authors and links to other tween/teen fantasy sites.
  • Library Thing – Users post reviews of tween fantasy titles.

Harry Potter

  • Hogwarts Online – For readers who cannot get enough Harry Potter, this website offers an interactive role-playing game set inside the magical school. After passing the entrance exam, a virtual version of the "sorting hat" will place players in character. Winner of the 2000 Platinum award