Publishing Perspectives’ Dennis Abrams remembers his friend Barbara Park, the late author of the 55 million copy bestselling Junie B. Jones series.
Browsing by topic: YA
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.
The National Book Awards is announcing expanded lists of ten finalists for four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult fiction.
David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing portrays the lives of gay teens observed by forebears who never had the privilege of acceptance. It’s a masterpiece, says our critic.
Children’s and YA already account for 22% of the Argentine book market and innovation and increased professionalization is helping the segment to grow.
As a result of laws prohibiting ‘homosexual propaganda’ in Russia, a young adult novel featuring a gay character, is sold with adult-age warning labels.
A study from Renaissance Learning shows that the complexity of texts students are assigned to read has declined nearly three grade levels over the past century.
Largely thanks to the Fifty Shades phenomenon, YA publishers are serving up more sex and are trying to strike a balance between what’s appropriate and what teens want.
This month’s starred self-published titles include a novel about lesbian nuns in pre-WWII Germany and a memoir from the daughter of 1960s cult leaders, among others.
Morgan Baden directs social media strategy at Scholastic and engages teen readers online. Here’s a sneak preview of what she’ll speak about at PP’s Reaching Readers conference in NYC.