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YA Fantasy Takes Flight: An Interview with Fran Wilde, Author of "Updraft" and "Cloudbound"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 10.13.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Fran Wilde has created a remarkable world of bone towers and sky monsters--a world that can only be navigated by means of ingeniously engineered wings. Updraft, the first in the Bone Universe series, won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy and the Compton Crook Award. The sequel, Cloudbound, goes to darker places as political upheaval takes hold.

From Reader to Writer

Kaavya Raman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Books
Kaavya Raman

Traditional publishing isn’t the easiest avenue to pursue in the writing market. However, Matt Keenan, an eighteen year old graduate from Dallas, Te...

Our Future Is Much Brighter

Danielle Boose | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
Danielle Boose

We often hear the myth that we have a lost generation of young people who are self-centered, uncaring, and acting out in vastly negative behaviors. This misconception is simply not true for many young individuals

8 Tips for Parents of College Students Living at Home

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

The transition from middle adolescence to late adolescence or young adulthood is a difficult one. Some kids have growth spurts, hormonal changes continue, peer relations get more complex, and school work gets more demanding and at a quicker pace.

YouTuber Takes His Love For Books to the Next Level

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 10.21.2016 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

He's a successful YouTuber, a book enthusiast, and has cultivated quite the following on social media. Ben Alderson - aka Benjaminoftomes - is a superstar in his own right. Now, Ben is embarking on another journey with his new micropublishing house.

There's No Such Thing as an Adult and No One Has Their Shit Together

Nicole Martin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Nicole Martin

We think that there is a certain age that you turn where suddenly things just make sense and you have all the knowledge to make the right choices. Then you grow up and realize that there's no such thing as an adult.

Cancer Survivorship 101: Identifying Your Emotions

Emily Kontos | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Kontos

It was a normal Friday, I was outside playing with our three girls and walked over to the mailbox to grab the mail and there it was. An envelope addre...

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...

Growing Up: The Hardest, Most Enjoyable Thing You Will Do

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.14.2016 | Women
Robin Cassady

When you're an adolescent, coming into your teen years sounds awesome. We wake up every morning pick out outfits based on how we feel that day, or consider the thought of grabbing the attention of a cute boy at school. Life is so easy for us then.

Book Review: Hobo Pete and the Ghost Train by Sandy Pheat

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.27.2015 | Books
Christopher Zoukis

Hobo Pete tells the eerie tale of three boys in 1963 Appalachia, who encounter a local hobo with whom they have something in common: they each hear the passing of a ghostly train in the night.

This Is 18

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

I was once the mother of babies who squirmed to be out of my arms and let down, who then grew into children who would wiggle free of my hands impatient to run in the park, and then zoomed into teens who began taking phones into their rooms to talk privately.

National Book Award Finalist On His Love For YA Books

Eliot Schrefer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Books
Eliot Schrefer

Calling a book "young adult" is only important in that it can help get a book to the right reader. After that it's a useless abstraction and should be discarded.

MTV's Brenna Ehrlich Chats About Her YA Debut and Reveals Cover

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

November is finally here, which means National Novel Writing Month is in full swing, and Book Awareness Week is right around the corner. So with writing and reading on the brain, what better time to get the scoop on an awesome upcoming book and an exclusive look at the cover?

Myths and Mazes: The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In The Door in the Mountain Caitlin Sweet's work ventures into new territory for the author in two ways: It is YA, and it is a Greek mythology retelling -- in this case, the myth of Theseus.

Building a Transmedia Project for Young Adults With Mental Illness, Their Families and Their Health Care Providers

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Telling stories across multiple media forms, tapping the strengths of each, offers the potential to develop meaningful stories in much deeper and more engaging ways.

United We Stand

Heidi Adams | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

As a young adult cancer patient, you are always the odd man out, whether you are being treated in a center that focuses on pediatric patients or adult patients. But when a group is united, research can be done, solutions can be found, and strides can be made.

Six Seasons and a Movie and a Book: Episodes of Community That Would Make Perfect YA Novels

EricSmith | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books

In a recent episode, App Development and Condiments, I was struck by the hilarious dystopian world the series had created in the single episode.

Lifting Young Adult Cancer Survivor Baggage

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

You're too short for her. No amount of ambition, personality or strength will change her mind. One repetition down. She thinks you're weak and sick because of your limp. She needs a guy who will beat her in a 5k and you can't run ever again. Two repetitions down.

Chronically Employed: Are There More Options Than Disability?

Ilana Jacqueline | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilana Jacqueline

When I was diagnosed with primary immune deficiency and dysautonomia -- diseases which complicated every part of my immune and autonomic nervous system -- I thought my career was over. I would have to rely on the system to support me for the rest of my life. And I was only twenty-years-old.

What Cancer Took Away From Me (and What It Gave Back)

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

It sucks to have cancer at 19. Sometimes, it's hard to look forward when you think your entire life is moving backwards. But as my body gets stronger each day, my ability to see a brighter future grows with it.

Gender Identity Is Not What's on the Outside

Vicki Cobb | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

Susan Kuklin's book for young adults, Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out captures the voices of six young people who have struggled with their gender identity, a different issue from sexual orientation.

Movie Review: Labor Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Labor Day is one of those movies that either gets you to buy in and play along, or loses you at a crucial moment, earning only your mockery for the rest of its running time.

Neil and John in 'The Key' Go Head to Head With Justin Bieber

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 02.03.2014 | Comedy
Gregory Weinkauf

As with all good secrets (this short is in fact a goof on The Secret), the spiritual awakening of "The Key" lies in the experience itself -- not in some journalist telling you about it -- thus find it here for your viewing pleasure.

What Does it Mean that Most Children's Books Are Still About White Boys?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

"Do you know how many books with boys in them I read?" she said. "You should read girl books, too. Not reading them just because they're about girls is sexist." I'm pretty certain that what my 9-year old told her classmate was more than most adults can muster.

6 Fictional Schools We Wish Actually Existed

| Posted 09.06.2013 | Books

By Davi Marra for Bookish: Even if you're not school-aged, September calls up memories of back to school for us all--the pencil cases and Trapper ...