Browsing by topic: YA

Kids Book Wins Award, Starts Controversy

Bunker Diary

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.

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Should Adults Be Reading YA Novels? The Debate Continues!

girl reading

At Slate, Ruth Graham argued that adult readers should be embarrassed they are reading YA novels, generating a firestorm of protest elsewhere online.

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How YA Books Engender a True Love of Reading in My Students

Tina Yang

Tina Yang tutors children of non-English speaking immigrants and explains how YA novels, rather than classics, have engendered a deeper appreciation for reading.

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Literary Snacks: A Story Vending Machine Hits High School


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.

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Why is There Not More Diversity in Young Adult Fiction?

Matt de la Pena

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.

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SmackFiction: Building an App for Mobile YA Book Discovery


Lisa Buchan of SmackFiction explains the process of building and piloting a new app for Young Adult and New Adult book discovery in New Zealand and Australia.

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The Impatient Reader

David Wilk, Publisher of Frederator Books

In a high speed interconnected culture, slow to market doesn’t work…we want to fill demand as quickly as possible, writes David Wilk of Frederator Books.

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Barbara Park: An Appreciation and Remembrance

Barbara Park

Publishing Perspectives’ Dennis Abrams remembers his friend Barbara Park, the late author of the 55 million copy bestselling Junie B. Jones series.

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Author CJ Daugherty on Success and the YA Ghetto

CJ Daugherty

CJ Daugherty is a hugely successful YA author. Her Night School series has been a bestseller in 20 countries, but she is not altogether pleased about being labeled a YA author.

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National Book Award Rolls Out Award Longlists This Week

National Book Award Finalist

The National Book Awards is announcing expanded lists of ten finalists for four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult fiction.

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