Great Young Adult Novels for 2014

The American Library Association has released their 2014 list of best fiction for young adults:

All the Truth’s That’s in Me by Julie Berry

Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Winger by Andrew Smith

Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Jeff Wilhem, Michel Smith and Sharon Fransen have written Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want–and Why We Should Let Thema good resource if you need to provide evidence for Silent Sustained Reading and/or allowing your students to read fiction.

Reading Unbound


About Jill Spencer

I taught middle school for many years, and now I consult with schools across the country and internationally in the areas of curriculum and instruction, including technology integration. Please also check out my blog about middle school teaming at Other publications include: Teaming Rocks! Collaborate in Powerful Ways to Ensure Student Success Everyone’s Invited! Interactive Strategies That Engage Young Adolescents 10 Differentiation Strategies for Building Prior Knowledge
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