Debut YA authors Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton discuss how they came to write Tiny Pretty Things, a novel about diverse ballerinas fighting for roles in a posh dance boarding school, and what inspired them to create the book packaging company for diverse teen books, CAKE Literary.
Author and founder of the unPrison Project, Deborah Jiang-Stein, has teamed up with the Children’s Book Council to bring libraries to prison nurseries in honor of Mother’s Day, May 10, the last day of Children’s Book Week.
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Tom Cooper’s debut novel about what happens to a marshy town near New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill will resonate with environment-conscious teens this upcoming Earth Day (April 22). Adult Books 4 Teens reviewer Diane Colson caught up with Cooper to discuss his writing process, inspiration, and future projects.
SLJ talks to the captivating Kate DiCamillo, who is not only an award-winning author and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature but has also been recently named National Summer Reading Champion by the Collaborative Summer Library Program.
Who are the brilliant and passionate librarians who review for SLJ? We take a peek behind the books to meet April’s reviewer of the month, Amanda Buschmann.
Corinne Duyvis, YA author with autism, We Need Diverse Books active member, and cofounder of the Disability in Kidlit website, is kicking off 30 days of autism-related book reviews, articles, and interviews for April’s National Autism Awareness Month.
Are you up on your “Fuse #8 TV”? Here’s what you may have missed—no better time to binge-watch than the present.
YA novelist Nova Ren Suma shares what inspired her to write about killer ballerinas and a bookish incarcerated teen in her latest work, which explores feminism, friendship, and unlikable narrators.
Henry Turner’s debut YA novel Ask the Dark forces readers to consider life as it happens at the edge of their consciousness. SLJTeen caught up with the author to chat about his writing process.
Who are the brilliant and passionate librarians who review for SLJ? We take a peek behind the books to meet March’s reviewer of the month, Maryann Owen.
Laurie Crompton Boyle has explored eating disorders, bullying, and comic books in her young adult novels. SLJ reviewer Donna Rosenblum plumbs Boyle on her inspirations and motivations for writing for teens.