Sunday, July 8, 2007

YA Lit Blog: Reading Rants

Reading Rants! Started out as a blog but is now a full-fledged website! It is maintained by Jennifer Hubert (but designed by Andrew Mutch) Middle School Librarian at the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School in Greenwish Village, NY.

I have been a dedicated reader of this site for a long time because Erin Gaines (Youth Services Librarian at the Temple Public Library), one of my first great Librarian mentors showed it to me and I have loved it ever since.

The reasons I like it are as follows: 1) Jennifer Hubert LOVES YA literature and it shows—she seems to be as much a kid as I am, and I’m as much a kid as most of my YA patrons, so I feel she’s a kindred spirit; 2) Jennifer Hubert is no B.S.-er—she doesn’t writer her reviews to kiss author butt; 3) the site has just EXPLODED and become super-interactive and even more accessible to teens than ever (they can even have their own login); 4) Jennifer’s site has SPREAD and has actually been made into a book. Woo HOO!!!

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