November 24, 2015

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Traffick Blog Tour: Christa Desir Interviews Ellen Hopkins for #SVYALit

Today as part of the Traffick blog tour, author and #SVYALit Co-Creator Christa Desir (Other Broken Things coming in January 2016) is interviewing Ellen Hopkins for #SVYALit. You can find all of the #SVYALit posts here. And let me just take a moment to say thank you to Christa and Ellen for their time. Ellen […]

Pictures of the Week: Scenes from the Teenquake and Not Your Mother’s Book Club Literary Salon


The Bay Area monthly book club for teens, Not Your Mother’s Book Club™, in conjunction with Teenquake/Litquake, recently hosted authors Ellen Hopkins, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, and Craig Lew.

Much-Anticipated Titles from Judy Blume, Ernest Cline, and More | Adult Books 4 Teens


In today’s column, I introduce you to eight books by favorite authors. Whose favorite? Well, teens, for one. Also: the Alex committee, AB4T columnists, and the world at large. These are some much-anticipated releases by authors we are always excited to see come out with new work. In an attempt to get through all eight, I’m going to try to pair them up to make sense of them. We’ll see how I do.

Playing With the Narrative | SLJ Spotlight


These teen fiction titles stretch the limits with twists on the traditional narrative.

Novels in Verse, Literary Street Lit, and High-Interest Nonfiction | What’s Hot in YA

How it Went Down Magoon

Kekla Magoon’s How It Went Down about a black teen who is shot by a white man, is especially timely with recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and just the right title for young adults grappling with streaming headlines. And, a new book from the queen of verse novels, Ellen Hopkins, will entice fans of the format. The following fiction and nonfiction titles for teens will be perfect for late-summer reading and back-to-school shelf-browsing.

YA Authors who Give Back, From John Green to Ellen Hopkins


Whether supporting at-risk youth or global causes, these YA authors have a lot to contribute in addition to their writing.

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Authors Ellen Hopkins and Kristin Elizabeth Clark Chat About ‘Freakboy’


Kristin Elizabeth Clark recently sat down with her mentor, Ellen Hopkins, to talk about writing, her transition from middle grade to young adult lit, and just how her book Freakboy was born.

Ellen Hopkins, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, and Chris Finan are Honored for their Roles Battling Literary Censorship


New York Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins, Newbery medalist Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, and First Amendment activist Chris Finan were all recognized by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) on November 12 for their work defending free speech.

Pictures of the Week: National Coalition Against Censorship Award Gala; National Book Award Ceremony

Award-winning author Ellen Hopkins, left, was honored at NCAC's ceremony on Monday, November 12. Pictured also, Pat Scales, whose SLJ column "Scales on Censorship" tackles tough questions from teachers and librarians.

A variety of authors were celebrated this week at both the National Coalition Against Censorship Award Gala and the National Book Award Ceremony.

YALLFest Promises Great Lit, Good Pie, and the Resolution of a Mysterious Rumor


YALLFest, otherwise known as the Charleston Young Adult Book Festival, will be held November 9 and 10 and will feature authors Pseudonymous Bosch, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black, among others.

Ellen Hopkins, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Honored for Fighting Censorship

Ellen Hopkins

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) will honor award-winning authors Ellen Hopkins and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor next month for their fight to defend free speech.