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

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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.

Q & A With Janice Gable Bashman, Author of Predator

Peak Johnson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Peak Johnson

Janice Gable Bashman is the Bram Stoker nominated author of Predator, her first novel and solo book project for young adults. Bashman is also the editor of The Big Thrill, an International Thriller Writers' magazine.

Debut Author Heather Marie Talks Diversity, Creativity, and More

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Sure to appeal to fans of CW's "Supernatural," and Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, the story follows seventeen-year-old Aiden Ortiz -- a Gateway through which the dead must pass to get to the other side.

Jandy Nelson's 'I'll Give You the Sun' Shines Bright

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books
Lelia Nebeker

It may be hard to hear over the din of blockbuster movie franchises and John Green's superstardom, but a new voice in Young Adult literature has emerged, and her name is Jandy Nelson.

26 Entertaining And Educational Books For Back-To-School Season

Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents

The kids are in school. Finally. If you're like HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal, you let them slide this summer. They barely cracked a book during the ...

Best-selling Author Sarah J. Maas Talks About Her Latest, Heir of Fire

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.05.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Talking with Sarah was an absolute treat. Besides discussing her books, we laughed about our love for pop culture, Netflix, and all things paranormal. Seriously, Sarah is the kind of person you could sit and have coffee with and chat for hours.

Joyce Lamb Lives Happy Ever After

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Joyce Lamb is curator of USA Today's Happy Ever After blog about romance novels, a USA Today best-selling author of romantic suspense and three-time RITA finalist. She's been a professional journalist for 25 years.

Catching up With Bestselling Author Jennifer Armentrout

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.29.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Chances are you've read at least one book by The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout at some point in the last few years. Why? Well to put it simply, she's an extremely talented, book-writing machine.

'The Baby-Sitters Club' Would Look A LOT Different In 2014

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.13.2014 | Comedy

In the 1980's and 1990's, Ann M. Martin's beloved book series "The Baby-sitter's Club" provided young readers with fun, family-oriented narratives tha...

Virginity and Potential: A Case for Revision

Melanie Bishop | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

I should confess that I have never been a fan of revision. I preach to my students about its importance, but I am loath to embark on it myself. I want what I write to be right the first time.

3 Ways to Figure Out What Young Adult Books to Read Next

Lisa Parkin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

After reading a book that broke your heart or made you swoon or even had you pull a Silver Linings Playbook and hurl it out a window, inevitably you wonder, "Now what?"

18 YA Books For Summer Reading Procrastinators

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 07.24.2014 | Teen

Between the stress of school work, the social scene, extracurricular activities and other obligations, I oftentimes feel like I don’t have much time...

On the Importance of Mirrors for Students (and Teachers)

Gregory Michie | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Gregory Michie

To say that a teacher's race is of no importance -- especially in schools where most of the kids are black or Latino -- is to pretend that education in the U.S. exists in a post-racial dreamworld.

Go 'Behind The Scenes' With Dahlia Adler's YA Debut

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.17.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

It's only mid-summer, which means there's still plenty of time to get in a good beach read. Enter Dahlia Adler's Behind The Scenes: It's funny, contemporary, and also extremely heartfelt.

Author Katherine Howe Talks About Her Latest 'Conversion'

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe really shows her ability to craft a suspenseful and compelling young adult novel with her latest book Conversion.

Mary E. Pearson on The Kiss of Deception & Writing YA Books

Lisa Parkin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

I recently chatted with Mary E. Pearson about her book's unique changes in point of view and writing and reading young adult literature.

Unarmed And Dangerous: On Writing A Thriller With No Guns

Diana Renn | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Diana Renn

I quickly discovered how tough it is to write a thriller with no guns. A gun is an obvious representation of power. A gun requires no words.

Conversations on Writing: Interview with Award-Winning Young Adult Author Cindy Pon, Part 2

Write for the Future | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Write for the Future

By Cora Daniels "Do not be afraid to write. Do not be afraid to explore. Do not be afraid to make mistakes." In Part 2 of our interview with YA f...

Beloved Children's Book Author Dies At 76

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices

Author Walter Dean Myers died on Tuesday at the age of 76 after a brief illness, publisher HarperCollins said in a statement. Myers was the author...

Author Maggie Stiefvater Talks About Her Brand-New Book Sinner

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.01.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

On any given day you can find Maggie Stiefvater doing something different from the day before. 'I think a big part of being me is nothing is ever typical," she says. "You can me find working on a hobby, writing, driving my car some place fast or surrounded by my goats... Everyday is different.'

Reflecting on 20 Years of The Giver

Lois Lowry | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
Lois Lowry

The important thing is that a film doesn't obliterate a book. The movie is here now. But the book hasn't gone away. It has simply grown up, grown larger, and begun to glisten in a new way.

7 Things Only YA Book Fans Will Understand

Lisa Parkin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Every fandom has its own jargon, inside jokes and wacky memes. Young adult book fans are no different and add their own crazy literary flair.

Disadvantaged Youth Most Affected By Loss of Summer Reading: Recommended Reading List

Quassan Castro | Posted 08.23.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Poor children are most vulnerable to decline in reading skills during the summer. Ninety percent of reading achievement loss for disadvantaged youth takes place during the scorching summer months.

The Murder Complex Is a Killer Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Everything changes for Meadow once she meets Zephyr James -- a programmed assassin with a shattered memory who is trying to put together the pieces of his life. Is there meeting a coincidence? Or is there more to them crossing paths?

24 Books That Will Captivate Your Kids This Summer

Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal is grateful that her kid is in school for another week. She's sorry that the rest of your children are already running ...