The NYT writes “slimmed-down, simplified and sometimes sanitized editions” of best-selling nonfiction has become a hit with YA readers.
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Harmony Ink Press’s Anne Regan discusses the publisher’s move into LGBTQ+ YA books, the reaction from readers, parents and teachers, and the publisher’s plans for the future.
New Adult literature is an emerging literary genre that, in many cases, is a sexed-up version of young adult fiction. But some booksellers remain unsure how to market it.
Osprey Publishing’s Angry Robot has shuttered it’s YA and crime/mystery imprints after failing to forge a niche in a market deemed already over-saturated.
The debate over Kevin Brooks winning Carnegie Medal for his dark YA novel The Bunker Diary continues, with many calling the book “sickening.”
After Kevin Brook’s The Bunker Diary won the UK’s Carnegie Medal, insiders debated whether it’s appropriate to honor such a disturbing book.
At Slate, Ruth Graham argued that adult readers should be embarrassed they are reading YA novels, generating a firestorm of protest elsewhere online.
Tina Yang tutors children of non-English speaking immigrants and explains how YA novels, rather than classics, have engendered a deeper appreciation for reading.
Beth Kephart reports on a Philadelphia high school that is launching an innovative student-run publishing program that offers YA stories via a vending machine.
Author Matt de la Peña asked, ‘Where’s the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?’ in an opening a debate about the lack of diversity in YA fiction.