I just heard from Mindy, one of the Cybils organizers, about a new interactive book site for children’s and young adult literature.
And Strong at the Heart has its own page there.
At the Tandem Library Books site you can bring up four separate lists of recommended book in Texas state reading programs. (Strong at the Heart is on the Tayshas list for high school students.) Scroll down the column of book jackets and click to open a graphic that looks like a book with “pages” you can turn for a book description, author bio, and list of related books.
There’s even a way to rate the books you’ve read.
The books listed for the Tayshas include five I’ve written about on this blog and/or presented at literature conferences. Look for Sold by Patricia McCormick, Inexcusable by Chris Lynch, and Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin.
This is a fine way to learn about the latest and best books. And the different lists cover books for all ages.