Favorite YA authors...

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Favorite YA authors...
Wed, 11-05-2008 - 8:55pm

Being a middle school teacher, most of my reads are YA, so I'm listing a few of my favorite YA authors:

Stephenie Meyer
Peg Kehret
Carl Hiaasen
Judy Blume
Christopher Pike
Andrew Clements
Gary Paulsen

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Registered: 08-11-2008
Sun, 11-09-2008 - 4:04pm

Hi Alygator,

I teach HS, so I read a lot of YA too. In no particular order:

* Chris Crutcher

* Robert Cormier

* Sherman Alexie (He's just pub 2 YA books, he has several adult novels)

* Walter Dean Myers

* Laurie Halse Anderson

* Scott Westerfeld

* Justine Larbastleir

* Charles de Lint

* Celia Rees

* Ellen Wittlinger

* Holly Black

* David Levithan

* Mercedes Lackey

* Lois McMaster Bujold


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Registered: 08-20-2007
Mon, 11-10-2008 - 4:30pm

I was telling my DD about your list of YA Authors and told her she would have to come and take a look.


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Registered: 08-11-2008
Mon, 11-10-2008 - 5:19pm

It's been awhile since I read either Flight or The Adventures of a Part- Time Indian and my students *love* it when there's a word they'd get written up for saying in their book!

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Registered: 08-20-2007
Mon, 11-10-2008 - 5:34pm
LOL....I think its funny that he wrote a book without profanity to make a point.