Tag: young adult fiction

Graphic Gems: Novels, Story Collections, and Memoirs for Adults

Graphic Gems: Novels, Story Collections, and Memoirs for Adults

While I’m addicted to various manga series (click here and here for some of my favorites), I’ve also discovered the satisfaction of single-volume graphic titles offering that perfect balance of fascinating narrative and gorgeously complementary, enhancing art. From goofy to haunting, comforting to challenging, and so much more, don’t miss these recent(-ish) standouts. Boundless, by […]

More LGBTQ Teen Romance for Those Who Love LOVE, SIMON

More LGBTQ Teen Romance for Those Who Love LOVE, SIMON

We all deserve a good romcom. Luckily, Love, Simon, the hotly anticipated movie based on Becky Albertalli’s well-loved YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, is now in theaters. The film’s marketing went all-in on the coming out angle, as Simon is the first big teen romcom with a gay lead, but front-and-center queerness isn’t the book’s only […]

Further Reading: Teen Activists

Further Reading: Teen Activists

  In the days since they survived unspeakable tragedy, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have dominated the headlines for their remarkable transformation from victims to outspoken activists. Celebrate the kids from Parkland with these empowering YA and middle-grade books about teens who rally for positive change. (The titles are linked to their […]

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Top YA Authors Reveal Favorite YA Novels
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Top YA Authors Reveal Favorite YA Novels

Over the last year, one of the ways in which Booklist has celebrated #50YearsofYA was by publishing essays from YA luminaries about their love of young adult fiction. As part of the piece, each shared their top YA titles. Their choices are as follows; we’ve linked the author’s name back to their essay and, when possible, […]

The State of the YA Novel: 2017
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The State of the YA Novel: 2017

  This article, the last in our series celebrating #50YearsofYA, originally appeared in the December 1 issue of Booklist.       After countless interviews, features, guest essays, live events, and more, Booklist’s yearlong 50 Years of YA celebration is drawing to an end. But before we hand out diplomas, let’s convene a roundtable on what’s […]

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YA Twitter Explodes over Film Adaptations

YA Twitter Explodes over Film Adaptations

For the last few days, some big names in YA Twitter have been setting the record straight about how much control they have over the marketing of their own books. Angie Thomas—whose blockbuster 2017 novel, The Hate U Give, is presently being made into a movie—lead the charge: Authors. Don't. Control. Movie. Castings. — Angie […]

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Margarita Engle’s Cuba for Young Readers
By November 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Margarita Engle’s Cuba for Young Readers

President Obama’s historic December 17, 2014 order to “normalize relations” between the United States and Cuba began the restoration of diplomacy after more than half a century of hostile restrictions. His 72-hour visit to Havana in March 2016—the first made by a sitting president since Coolidge in 1928—opened and encouraged travel in both directions. The thaw, […]

A Grand Tour: THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE

Cindy: When I saw that a teen historical fantasy adventure with a bisexual main character had four starred reviews, I had to check it out. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (2017) by Mackenzi Lee did not disappoint. In fact, it was perfectly delightful. Even if you haven’t read it yet, you’ve probably already heard […]

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Celebrate National Taco Day with Kids’ Books

Celebrate National Taco Day with Kids’ Books

  As anyone on Twitter will have by now discerned, it’s #NationalTacoDay! These books for youth, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, exult the taco in all it’s taco-y glory. Dragons Love Tacos, by Adam Rubin Tacos are high on the list of dragon-friendly foods. Who knew? There is, however, a major qualification: the salsa […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND

The clicking, gurgling, coffee-table shaped alien vuuv originally landed on Wrigley Field sometime in the early 1950s. Promising advanced technology, state-of-the-art healthcare, and a coveted spot in the “Interspecies Co-Prosperity Alliance,” the vuuv effortlessly secured human compliance. Decades later, however, the human economy has collapsed, the environment is desiccated, and high school senior Adam Costello […]

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