Now more than ever in America, young girls, people of color, and LGBTQ people need stories relevant to their lives. The following titles highlight these voices.
After five books, a short story collection, and a coloring book, Marissa Meyer decided to expand the sci-fi series with a graphic novel, Wires and Nerve.
The Youth Media Awards aren’t the only prizes in town. SLJ rounds up other children’s and young adult selection lists announced during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting.
From historical fiction to fantasy, the genres in 2017’s first crop of teen-reviewed books run the gamut. The Kitsap YA Group doesn’t hold back on their thoughts about Jeff Giles’s The Edge of Everything, Patricia Hruby Powell’s Loving vs. Virginia, and more.
It’s been an emotional time for many, and these rich reads, with their deep explorations of the psyche, are bound to resonate with teens.
We Need Diverse Books selected March: Book Three as the winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award, along with three honorees.
These recent and upcoming graphic novels bring history and current events to life by telling important stories through the eyes of real people.
Silvera spoke with SLJ about the need for diversity in YA literature and the challenges of penning a novel that successfully incorporates utter joy and emotional devastation.
After a few months absence, the Adult Books 4 Teens column returns, with historical fiction from Cat Winters, science fiction/horror from Jay Kristoff, and an investigation of the case at the center of the podcast Serial.
The Kitsap YA reviewers take on new thrillers and fantasy titles and Jennifer Latham’s Dreamland Burning, among other recent releases.
Coloring is the new meditation, as one group of high school students (and staff) in California discovered.
SLJ‘s teen reviewers cover Rachel Cohn and David Levithan’s The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily, Jennifer Niven’s Holding Up the Universe, and more.