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Julie Buxbaum Tells Me a Few Things

Camryn Garrett | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Camryn Garrett

Many of us know what it's like to navigate at a new high school. Fewer of us know how to do it after losing a parent. But what are you supposed to do if you start getting mysterious emails from someone you don't know?

The Gay Young Adult Novel You've Been Waiting For Is Finally Here

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.01.2016 | Queer Voices

Award-winning novelist Tim Federle makes his first foray into young adult fiction with The Great American Whatever, and it's every bit worth the wait....

Five Young Adult Novels You Need to Read in the First Half of 2016

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 03.10.2016 | Books
Lelia Nebeker

Working in an independent bookstore, our mantra is, "So many books, so little time." I took the liberty of sharing five standout titles that have been or will be released in the first half of this year that you absolutely need to read.

YA Books Are For Everyone

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts

The Atlantic recently published a thorough exposé on the changing definition of adulthood, and how we define it today. The author spoke with developm...

Madeleine L'Engle, The YA Author For The Oddball In Everyone

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.29.2015 | Arts

Madeleine L’Engle entered the world at the tail end of November, on this very day in 1918, so it makes sense that the book she’s most beloved for,...

You’ll Never Guess Where Teens Are Learning About Sex (And It’s Not From Porn)

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 06.01.2016 | Books

Did you know that only 22 states require their public schools teach sexual education? And even in the states that do provide it, the curriculum can be...

Justin Sayre Opens Up About His New Book, Husky

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

I've been a fan of Justin Sayre's work for a while now. I watch his stand up on YouTube and love his podcast, "Sparkle & Circulate." His spot-on analysis of gay culture is always a treat and was exceedingly excited when I learned Sayre was working on his first novel for young adults.

David Levithan's 'Another Day' Tells A Teen Love Story Without Gender

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts

Boy meets girl. Girl thinks boy is great, if distant. Boy and girl spend one fantastic day together, cutting class, running around on the beach, telli...

That Time A YA Book Won The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.08.2015 | Arts

Immature, embarrassing, fundamentally uncritical. Too often, the way we talk and write about Young Adult books is conflated with the way we talk about...

Introducing Your Kids to Great Literature

John McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Talk to your kids about the stories you loved at their age and why. Describe the wonder you felt when you first read a favorite book and the worlds it opened for you.

8 New Picture Books To Pick Up This Month

Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents

Here in the northeast, Spring is finally here which means it's time to clear out the winter cobwebs with picture books! HuffPost blogger Devon Cornea...

9 Quirky Kids' Books That Celebrate Spring

Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents

So what if there are still the odd piles of snow on the ground? HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal is convinced spring is just around the corner, and is r...

8 Books To Help Teach Your Kids About Black History Month

Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents

These eight children’s books, recommended by HuffPost Blogger Devon Corneal, are great ways to celebrate Black History Month and President’s Day w...

8 Quirky Books To Read With Kids This Month

Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents

HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal has made exactly one New Year's resolution. "I am only going to read books I like this year. If I don't like a book, I ...

10 Books To Add To Your Holiday Reading List!

Posted 12.21.2012 | Teen

Finals are over. Winter break is finally here. The family (bless them) is already driving you crazy. Here's what you need to do, ASAP: put on a comfy ...

Poetry for the 99 Percent

Ru Freeman | Posted 07.17.2012 | Books
Ru Freeman

Many of them admitted to me that it was not easy to write a poem for a large project in which they were just one piece of the puzzle. For many, this was their first foray into writing for a Y/A audience, as well. They took enormous creative leaps.

Judy Blume and the Socialization of Girls

Crystal Bui | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Crystal Bui

Blume has written over 21 books for girls with more than 80 million copies of her books sold worldwide; her work has been translated into 31 languages, making her an internationally acclaimed girls' book author

Accosting Boys in Showers: LGBTQ Athletes and Homophobia

B.J. Epstein | Posted 04.25.2012 | Sports
B.J. Epstein

As long as gay athletes are scared to come out, because they worry about what their teammates and fans might think or even because they fear for their safety and their future, society will not recognize that it is possible to be both gay and sporty.

Balanced Life -- Looking for Some Reading Suggestions in Children's or Young-Adult Literature?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: Some reading suggestions in children's and young-adult literature. I've written many times...

I'm With Meghan Cox Gurdon

Ru Freeman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

As the parent of three avid readers, I agree with Meghan Cox Gurdon's point that what is considered "banning" in the book trade is known in the parenting world as doing our job.

Censorship?

stltoday.com | By JANE HENDERSON Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some commenters have said that because Hopkins' books are available in the libraries, this is not censorship, but a matter of judgment. That festival ...