#young adult literature

Volunteer as Tribute and Take the Hardest YA Quiz!

Only super readers can pass this hardest YA quiz packed with trivia about the most popular YA books and authors of the last decade.

Getting Boys to Read with LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds

Using LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds as a successful way to get boys more interested in reading at the high school level.

Gender Bias and Trade Reviews: Do Men or Women Earn More Favorable Reviews?

Is there a gender bias when it comes to starred reviews for young adult books in professional trade journals?

An Open Letter to Those Who Give Kids Banned Books

To the teachers, librarians, parents, and other adults who get books into the hands of teenagers: So often, we listen ...

3 On A YA Theme: Takes on Sherlock

Today’s “3 On A YA Theme” post was inspired by a reader request. Did you know you could do that? ...

Read This, Then That: UPDRAFT by Fran Wilde and Five Novels of Flight & Fantasy

From Hagrid’s flying motorcycle to the airships in His Dark Materials, magical, wondrous vehicles that somehow manage to soar through ...

3 On A YA Theme: Gender Fluid, Genderqueer, Gender Unspecified

To round out Pride Month, I wanted to touch on a spectrum of identities that are covered by the LGBTQIA+ acronym, even though ...

145+ YA Books For Your April – June 2015 Radar

It’s that time again: here’s a round-up of 145+ young adult fiction titles hitting shelves between April and the end of June. ...

3 On A YA Theme: Girls of Color Who Dance

We all have topics that interest us in reading and we’ll do anything to get our hands on books featuring ...

Black History in YA Fiction: A Time Line

It’s black history month, and rather than offer up a straightforward book list of young adult titles that highlight aspects ...

The Heyday of YA: An Interview with Lizzie Skurnick

Like many readers, I was psyched to hear that Lizzie Skurnick (who you may know from her blog The Old ...

Five Things You Need to Know About Young Adult Fiction

Young adult fiction has been hot for a while now. Lots of people write or blog about it. Big outlets ...

Ultimate Guide to Summer YA Reading

About this time of year, many of the big-name media outlets and websites share their “must read” books for the ...

15 Awesome Young Adult Book-Inspired Manicures

Ever had the urge to paint your nails to match your favorite book? Check out these amazing nail art tributes ...

“The Obsidian Blade:” Magic Doors, Time-Traveling Maggots, and Believing

This is a guest post from Pete Hautman, whose novel The Obsidian Blade is out now from Candlewick Press. Hautman ...