Can there be a midnight release party for this?
Last year at a convention, which was the perfect setting, I picked up a book called Geekerella after being enchanted by the title. I binge read it, then read it again. There were definitely tearsRead More
Judy Blume long resisted granting the screen rights to her wildly influential book 'Are You There God?, It's Me, Margaret.' But that's about to change. Thank God.Read More
For those always looking for something to read, here are some titles we loved in September (and a few from August) that you should check out.Read More
If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say by Leila Sales Tackles Call out Culture in the Age of Twitter and Social Media
Winter Halperin, after coming in second-place at a spelling bee, posts this on her social media: "We learned many surprising things today. Like that dehnstufe is apparently a word, and that a black kid can actually win the Spelling Bee." What follows is an internet storm she is no way prepared for.Read More
One of the most important young adult novels of the last two decades is now being turned into a graphic novel at the perfect time.Read More
Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin met in Los Angeles over a series of open mics. A pseudo-dating scenario, several creative projects, one hit YouTube channel and more than 750,000 subscribers later, these talented and prolific creators have not only become best friends, but they have a New York Times Bestselling book on their hands in their YA novel, I Hate Everyone But You.Read More
Young adult novelist Mackenzi Lee has signed a three-book deal with Disney to write a "new series of historical fiction novels focusing on popular anti-heroes from the Marvel Universe." The first book will star Loki, and Lee will keep to comics canon by making the character pansexual and genderfluid.Read More
Young Adult fiction plays a big role in the new Netflix show, but it's not clear why the writers took on a genre they clearly know nothing about, and on top of that, disdain.Read More
I had the opportunity to read Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, a "self-help" guide full of quizzes, activities, and examination of YA tropes all from the perspective of Broody McHottiepants, the male hero we all know and love.Read More
For good reason, too. That movie's wonderful.
Logan is so darn good that they have a hard time picking at it, so they call in some heavy-gun backup: DeadpoolRead More
Erin Beaty, author of The Traitor's Kiss, writes about the state of feminism within young adult fantasy novels. You don't have to be masculine to be a hero.Read More
Hey gang! We've got a pretty sweet preview to share with you today from our friends at Tor!Read More
On the pages of these books are girls who support one another, who celebrate each other’s differences and hold up each other up.Read More
Learning who you are or who you want to be when you’re on your own is intense enough. Learning who you are while also learning who you want to be when in a relationship? Ten times more intense!Read More
Last week Dark Hunter author Sherrilyn Kenyon filed a lawsuit against YA novelist Cassandra Clare for allegedly "willfully copying" Kenyon's novels.Read More
Disability in Kidlit and the Changing Landscape of Disabilities in Books: An Interview With Corinne Duyvis
Diversity in literature has become a big topic for discussion in recent years. There’s no denying we need more of it. Author Corinne Duyvis is one of the people working to promote diverse titles and change the way we read about the world through her books and the blog she co-founded Disability in Kidlit. Recently she spoke to us about the work she’s done, her writing, and her own experience with disabilities.Read More
11-year-old activist and voracious reader Marley Dias has launched an awesome book drive after noticing the lack of diverse characters in the books she has to read for school. As part of #1000BlackGirlBooks, Marley is looking to collect 1,000 books with black girl protagonists by February 1st.Read More
"YA" are the two letters that also describe my feelings on this, as in YAAAAAAY.
Many more characters are being launched into the world of YA fiction thanks to Marvel, including Squirrel Girl, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, and Tony Stark.Read More
More Carol is never a bad thing.
Yesterday at NYCC, Marvel CCO Joe Quesada announced that Captain Marvel will be the newest superhero added to its young adult line-up. The character will be featured in a YA novel by husband-and-wife co-authors Shannon Hale and Dean Hale.Read More
The makeover is one of the most powerful and controversial tropes in Young Adult fiction. Makeovers are the stuff of deep wish fulfillment, and though the nature of these wishes and modes of transformation may have changed, makeovers still speak not only to the enduring power of beauty, but to our discomfort with its conventions as well.Read More