Archive for the ‘Digital YA’ Category

With the rising popularity of YouTube viewing parties at the library as part of YA events, I was thinking about how this forum can be used for international YA — and after doing a quick search I found all episodes of the anime series for Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit and clips from the film Brave Story uploaded to YouTube, as well as many others.

Given often widespread problems with obtaining international YA titles in print and in translation, digital clips from anime, film and TV on YouTube provide a great alternative and complimentary way to promote international YA in the library

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It is official: Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) has gone digital.

There is now an ACK iphone app (offered on iremedi).

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…and I also found that Chacha Chaudhary (the sort of ‘Asterix’ of India) and his sidekick Sabu even have their own Facebook page.

New social media — making international YA more accessible to a wider audience?

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logoredThe Australian ‘Sisters in Crime’ Davitt Awards shortlist for 2009 have been announced and here is their shortlist (from Teenage Fiction for All Ages) for best teen mystery/crime fiction by an Australian female author:

As with many international YA, availability is an issue. Aside from the 2 titles that I have noted above (Genius Squad and Three Wishes), I had to link to the WolrdCat entries for the other titles.

But, Genius Squad is available on the Kindle — maybe this is the solution for making some international YA more accessible? International YA goes digital?

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