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The Power of Relay for Life

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

Cancer is a fight that, while it's physically ended for me, I will continue to fight for the rest of my life as a survivor. I didn't choose to be an advocate, but I now understand that it's a gift, and I need to do more than sit at my computer and encourage others to act -- I need to act, too.

Where Have All My Friends Gone?

Katherine Davey | Posted 06.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Katherine Davey

I've found that my friends have come and gone throughout my life, especially at the milestones. All of these can't-believe-it's-really-happening grand moments came with a realization of who my friends were. What does this say about me?

Jewelry Inspired By Young Adult Books

Posted 12.10.2012 | Home

When a book invents a piece of jewelry as a plot point, you can bet that someone on Etsy or elsewhere will try to make it real - especially if it come...

Movie Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which he adapted from his young-adult novel, gets it right in too many ways to ignore.

Top Fantasy Book to Read This Year

Lisa Parkin | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home
Lisa Parkin

I've been waiting for a book like Shadow and Bone for a long time. I just didn't know it. I was bored with the books I was reading -- they were all the same.

Want to Know How Cassandra Clare's Widely Anticipated Clockwork Princess Begins?

William Henderson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Home
William Henderson

Two hours and about 30,000 tweets later, the full cover was revealed, #ClockworkPrincess was a worldwide Twitter trending topic, and fans of the series were already critiquing what the cover does -- and doesn't -- show.

Books: The Age Of Miracles Is a Semi-Spellbinding Debut

Michael Giltz | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

Fans of the young adult genre will spot this as a spin on A Bridge To Terabithia and other tales of bittersweet childhood -- instead of escaping to a fantasy world, our heroine and her doomed first love are trapped in an end of the world scenario.

Health Care Ruling Good News For Struggling Young Adults

Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

The kids are alright. As part of its landmark decision to uphold most of President Obama’s health care law, the Supreme Court kept a provision t...

Interview With Josephine Angelini, Author of Young Adult Mythology Novel, 'Dreamless'

Lisa Parkin | Posted 08.13.2012 | Home
Lisa Parkin

Along with the rising popularity of dystopian novels in young adult fiction, Greek mythology retellings are finding their way more and more into teen books. Whether it's about Persephone, Medusa or the Furies, no Olympian or ancient myth is safe from YA novelists.

BEA 2012: Young Adult Editor's Buzz

Lisa Parkin | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Lisa Parkin

You can't walk two feet at BookExpo America without stumbling on a hot new read showcased at one of the 1,000 booths inside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Dear Teen Me: You'll Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2012 | Teen

Legendary writer Joan Didion once said, "Was anyone ever so young? I am here to tell you that someone was.” That's exactly the goal of "Dear Tee...

YA Cover Girls on Top

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Mary Pauline Lowry

There is a contradiction in the fact that even though YA bloggers are engaging in the confidence-building act of expressing their opinions about books, they value book covers that reinforce an image of beauty unattainable to most girls.

YA Books Adults Will Love

Leah Konen | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Leah Konen

Author Joel Stein argues that adults should read books written for adults, and stay away from any book marketed to children and teens, while Lev Grossman offers a defense of the genre, praising its rich storytelling, descriptive clarity and more. Our take: Why not read for yourself and decide?

Seven Reasons Why Young Adults Quit Church

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.13.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Sometimes the hurtful act is specific, like when my youth leader threw a Bible at me for asking the wrong questions. Sometimes it's rhetorical, either from the pulpit, in a small group study or over a meal.

Elizabeth Reaser on Broadway, Breasts and Playing Opposite the Big Boys -- Brave and True

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 04.27.2012 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Elizabeth Reaser talks a little about the sexuality of this role and the physical challenge of playing both a young teen and a grown woman who is particularly well-endowed.

What Is It About 20-somethings? I Don't Know, But Please Stop Asking Me

Ilana Ross | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

Every older generation has thought the younger generation silly or frivolous. I don't have evidential proof of this, but every time I watch Fiddler on the Roof, I'm reminded that the clash of generations is a universal and timeless theme! Addressing Rampant Depression Throughout Undocumented Communities

Turnstyle | Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact

By: Robyn Gee Tracking 11 million undocumented persons in a country is tough. But one professor, Dr. Roberto Gonzales, tried to do exactly that. And...

Diablo Cody Talks Women in Film, Career at 2012 Athena Film Festival

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.01.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

I was able to use sex to get attention. I've been a writer my entire life. Nobody paid one wit of attention to me until I started writing about sex. To me that is very telling.

Letting Go, Part 67

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I'm excited for my son to leave. I don't mean that literally; a part of me would like nothing more than for him to live at home and go to college down the road. But bigger than that is the undeniable feeling of joy that I get from watching him step further into his own life.

Add These to Your Oscars List...

Emma Seligman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Emma Seligman

Although there were some fantastic films I didn't expect to see on the nomination lists, like Midnight in Paris, I'm going to put in my two cents for the names that weren't called.

Are The Oscars Irrelevant? Awards Ignore A New Generation

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jordan Zakarin

I'm going to make an outrageous Oscars prediction, and it has nothing to do with the winners. When the 89th annual Academy Awards air, the most coveted viewership demographic will be watching anything but the Hollywood awards show.

ReThink Review: Young Adult -- The Return of the (Prom) Queen

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Young Adult is clearly set up as award bait for Charlize Theron, who gets the chance to be unlikable in almost every way.

The Artist Wins Best Picture Comedy Or Musical At The Golden Globes!

Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment

"The Artist" has danced away with the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Picture, Comedy or Musical. A black and white, silent film may seem an unlik...

Michelle Williams Wins Best Actress In A Comedy Or Musical At The Golden Globes!

Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment

Michelle Williams has won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. The 31-year old star played Marilyn Monroe in "My Week With Mar...

WATCH: 'Little Drummer Boy' Makes No Sense

Posted 12.21.2011 | Comedy

Most Christmas songs exist as part of our collective unconsciousness, so we don't exactly put a magnifying glass to the lyrics to examine them for log...