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.
A World Without Walls?
Checkpoints. Watchtowers. Walls. Why do we persist in dividing people when it only served to diminish hope and the greater good?, asks author Beth Kephart.
Celebrating the Launch of Shebooks
Beth Kephart celebrates the launch of Shebooks, a new digital imprint of mini books written by top women authors.
Border Crossers: The Here/There Memoirs
Beth Kephart, author of Handling the Truth — a guide to writing memoir — discusses several of her favorite border-crossing writers and the art of geomorphology.
Lamp Lighters and Seed Sowers: Tomorrow’s YA
In her keynote address from the YA: What’s Next? publishing conference, author Beth Kephart makes an impassioned case for YA books that are heartfelt, authentic and empowering.
On Publishing for Gen Y and “New Adult” Literature
St. Martin’s Press’s Dan Weiss on why Gen Y wants content immediately accessible, on multiple platforms, with social applications providing increased immersion.
Florence’s Timeless Bookstore for Expats and Travelers
Florence’s English-language Paperback Exchange bookstore is as old as Christ was when he died and relies on the shop owners’ good taste—and that of its customers—to stay in business.
On Cambodia, Trauma and Making it Real for YA Readers
Patricia McCormick’s NBA-nominated novel, Never Fall Down, is based on the memories of a survivor of the Khmer Rouge. Here, she reflects on the project and her process.
A Cambodian Genocide Survivor’s Long Journey into Fiction
Vaddey Ratner’s novel of her childhood under the Khmer Rouge, In the Shadow of the Banyan, is a moving personal journey of reconciliation readers can share.
Removing the YA Label: A Proposal, a Fantasy
Author Beth Kephart challenges the value of categorizing books as being for Young Adults. What does the YA label really tell us, anyway?