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Black and Brown Bodies in Public Spaces: An Interview with Novelist, Ashley Hope Pérez

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 02.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

This novel is as stunning as it is truthful, a narrative shaped by history and love that honestly explores racism, abuse and a young woman's tenacity to fashion a life on her own terms. Pérez has contributed an important, meticulously crafted book to young adult literature.

5th Wave Author Says His Book Is Better Than The Hunger Games

Quora | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

It's better! Just kidding. All three series star a young female protagonist struggling against nearly impossible odds. That's about where the similarities end. Total disclosure here: I read THG only after I finished the first 5th Wave book and I still haven't gotten around to Divergent.

13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.07.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

From sweet children's classics to edge-of-your seat dystopian thrillers to swoon-worthy romances, movie adaptations of kids' and teen books in 2016 are likely to be big box-office draws for families. If you or your kids like to read 'em before you see 'em, here's a list to help you get ready between January and next Christmas.

Meet Jake Marcionette, the Youngest New York Times-Bestselling Author

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Xaque Gruber

When he was twelve years old, Florida-based Jake Marcionette released his debut book, Just Jake, a loosely autobiographical, laugh-out-loud comedy adventure.

Fake Friends, Fake Boys, Fake Love: "Identity Crisis" Exposes Online Fakers

Sue Scheff | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Sue Scheff

When you read this book, you can actually feel the hurt that both girls are experiencing. Afterwards, you will come away with a new sense of empathy -- and want to be sure that no one ever does this to someone you love.

Booksplosion: The YouTube Trio You Need on Your Radar

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 12.22.2015 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

It's no secret YouTube basically rules the world these days. So much so, its become one of the most popular places readers go for young adult book recommendations.

38 Best First Lines in Novels (YA Edition)

Mary Jane Hathaway | Posted 12.18.2015 | Books
Mary Jane Hathaway

All great authors know that a killer first line is almost more important than the first few pages, and authors put in hours of work just to get the right sentence on paper.

Best Teen Romances of 2015

Kirkus | Posted 12.15.2015 | Books
Kirkus

Originally published on Kirkus. For a full list of the Best Teen Books of 2015, click here. ...

Top 10 YA Books of 2015

Lisa Parkin | Posted 12.14.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Books inspire us and thrill us, move us and change us. Below are some of the young adult books that did all those things and more in 2015. Writing a ...

'The Last September': A Conversation with Nina de Gramont

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

The Last September by Nina de Gramont traces the aftermath of a murder in Cape Cod through the point of view of the recent widow, Brett.

Adolescent Maneuvering of Loss and Grief

Melanie Bishop | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

A Series of Small Maneuvers by Eliot Treichel is an exquisite debut novel about a father/daughter river trip gone horribly wrong. Classified as young adult due to the age of the protagonist, this book is entirely relevant for readers of all ages.

5 Exciting YA Book Trends to Look for in 2016

Lisa Parkin | Posted 10.20.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Are you ready to discover the newest YA titles coming to a bookstore (or e-reader) near you in 2016?

YA Virtual Book Clubs Are on the Rise, and Here's Why You Should Join One Too!

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Reading used to be something we did in solitude, but thanks to the Internet, things have changed dramatically. Now, reading has become something people from all around the world can partake in together, meeting on social media sites to talk about their favorite books.

Pretending to Dance: A Conversation With Diane Chamberlain

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Molly Arnette, the protagonist in Diane Chamberlain's beautiful woven novel, Pretending to Dance, left Morrison Ridge, North Carolina, and all of her family behind for good.

Leigh Bardugo Talks Six of Crows, Heist Movies and Skinny Dipping

Lisa Parkin | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

As a huge fan of Leigh Bardugo's Grisha trilogy, I was more than a little excited to read her latest book, Six of Crows. The new series takes place in the same world as the Grisha books but is set in a different location and time frame.

To The Woman Who Was Talking About Halsey in the Press: Yo, Maggie, What's Good?

Camryn Garrett | Posted 09.05.2015 | Black Voices
Camryn Garrett

I have no idea how this woman has not experienced racism or anything else that comes with being a racial minority, but presumes to sit on a panel and "educate" about it.

Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka

Devra Maza | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books
Devra Maza

Catherine Linka knows books. So it shouldn't have surprised her when, before her award-winning debut novel A Girl Called Fearless was even published, she was asked to write a sequel.

Stranger Than Fiction: Q&A With YA Author Eleanor Herman

Lisa Parkin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

There are very few books that offer a totally immersive experience, one where the reader can look around and see, feel and taste the world the author has created. I spoke with author Eleanor Herman about Legacy of Kings, truth that's stranger than fiction and writing her first YA series.

6 Questions With Author Shari Arnold

Emily Liebert | Posted 07.15.2015 | Books
Emily Liebert

Breakout Young Adult (YA) author Shari Arnold is back with her second novel NEVERLAND -- a modern reimagining of Peter Pan. It's been four months since 17-year-old Livy Cloud lost her younger sister, but she isn't quite ready to move on with her life, not even close.

10 Fabulous Books To Read With Your Kids This Summer

Lori Day | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

Sharing books with my child helped me understand her world, and opened up crucial lines of communication when she was in elementary school that remained open throughout her tween and teen years, and to this very day.

Young Adult Author Points To Lack Of Diversity In Genre

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts

Strolling down the promenade in a retro paisley dress and chunky glasses, Jenny Han perfectly embodies the vision of a Brooklyn author. After publishi...

15 Books That Should Be On Every Teen's Radar This Summer

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen

By now, you've likely read the Hunger Games series, the Divergent books and every John Green novel. So if you're looking for some summer reading, look...

Strong African Females Leads in Young Adult Books? Yes, Please.

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Meet Yaa, a 10 year old girl from a small village in Ghana, whose birth parents send her off on a journey with hopes of her never returning (crazy, right?). Because the thought of them raising a daughter that no man would want to marry was too much of a burden on them.

Lance Rubin on Harry Potter, the Stinky Cheese Man and How to Get Your Debut Novel Published

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.11.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

One of the fun things about being a Book Doctor is that we get to travel to cool places and meet cool people.

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Author Tim Federle Reveals The Cover Of His New Young Adult Novel

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The award-winning author will release his first novel for young adults next year, and The Huffington Post has an exclusive first look.