As a straight white teenage female, it has never really been hard for me to find books with characters I could relate to. I can go to any Barnes and Noble and immediately find a book with a character just like me.
But people who don’t fall under the categories of straight or white can have more trouble finding novels with people just like them in it.
Sitting on buses, listening to slang or remembering back to their own adolescence, authors including Louise O’Neill, Patrick Ness, Annabel Pitcher, Melvin Burgess, Benjamin Zephaniah tell all How do you think writers should capture teen voices?
YA authors love Teen Read Week as much as YA fans! Were psyched that the talented team at BookSparks got a chance to sit down with Evangeline Denmark, author of CURIO, to talk about what inspires her to write for teens, how she is celebrating Teen Read Week and more.
Tullahoma News and Guardian Rediscover the joy of reading with monthly subscription boxes Tullahoma News and Guardian So not only did I get two great young adult (YA) books with the two packages, I also got several fandom trinkets to enjoy when I...
Real young adults need to see fictional ones self-destructing or fighting back because it’s ok to be angry, says CJ Skuse, who admires girl power at its rawest and finest in fiction There’s an angry girl in all my books.
The young adults at the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library share their thoughts on Joelle Charbonneau’s latest dystopian, Gareth Jones’s time travel adventure, and Stephan Pastis’s newest “Timmy Failure” book.
From the multi-coloured sorting hat, to the sinister Snape to the red glow of Ron’s hair, we revel in Jim Kay’s glorious pictures for the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
In addition to reviews for books written for teens (both fiction and nonfiction), I also read reviews for books written for adults that have teen appeal (the Adult Books 4 Teens column at School Library Journal is an incredibly useful resource for this reason). Here are some recent adult fiction titles we’ve added to the collection that are also recommended for teen readers…
Like most authors Alexia Casale is fiercely passionate about the value of libraries and the transformative power of books – so she developed YA Shot, a library-based teen lit festival and a year-long legacy programme of author visits – and wants to...
Charlie is your average “wallflower” in THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky, but everything changes when he meets some older kids at school. For the first time, he experiences true friends, young love, the glory that is The Rocky Horror Picture Show and some truly difficult aspects of growing up.
Readers of Rowell’s Fangirl (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013) have already had a glimpse at the world of Simon Snow, but now Rowell turns the full force of her imagination on the Watford School of Magic and those connected to it.
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