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Young Adult Authors Honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Share Why 'We Need Diverse Books'

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

As a young girl, I used to pray in my bed every night that God would miraculously give me blonde hair, blue eyes, and creamy white skin. After that didn't work, I had another plan: hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice.

Judy Blume: 'There Are A Lot Of Sexual Expectations Today'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women

It's hard not to love Judy Blume. And thanks to a new wave of interviews the iconic author has been giving to promote "Tiger Eyes," a film based on Ju...

Shatter Me Author Tahereh Mafi on Love Triangles and Shakespeare

Lisa Parkin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Books
Lisa Parkin

On of my most anticipated young adult sequels of 2013 was Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi. I recently finished the book, and it more than exceeded my expectations. I spoke with Mafi about her latest book, her love life and Shakespeare (naturally).

The New National Ambassador For Young Readers

Posted 01.04.2012 | Books

This morning, Walter Dean Myers was appointed the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He is an author of literature for young adult...

YA Author Surprised By 'Young Adult'

Maureen Johnson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Books
Maureen Johnson

The previews of Young Adult suggested a light rom-com. I was in no way prepared for what I got.