June 17, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

32 YA Titles for Every Day of Asian Pacific American History Month & Beyond

We’ve rounded up some of our recent YA favorites by and about people from the Asian/Pacific Islander diaspora. From a Korean-inspired sci-fi to the conclusion of Jenny Han’s romance trilogy, these works will keep all teens reading the whole month (and beyond).

Kid Lit Community Joins March for Our Lives

The children’s literature community came together at March for Our Lives events around the country, and around the world, to support students leading the call for stronger gun control laws.

Kid Lit Community Steps Up to Support Youth Movement

Authors Raina Telgemeier and Jenny Han want to bring the children’s literature community together at marches around the country to show the industry’s support of the young people leading the charge for gun control.

13 Book-to-Screen Titles To Look for in 2018

A Wrinkle in Time, The Hate U Give, Paddington, and more are coming to a theater near you in the new year.

Jenny Han and Jennifer E. Smith On Contemporary YA, Writing, and Winning the Lotto

Jenny Han, author of the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” series, chats with Jennifer E. Smith about Windfall. The two contemporary YA authors and friends discuss their writing process, the state of YA romance, and what they would do if they won the lottery.

YA en español | Spanish Translations of Popular Teen Titles

Whether it’s the latest John Green novel or works from Printz-winning authors, these titles are just a selection of the wonderful world of YA in Spanish.

Beach Reads, Royal Intrigue, and Genre-Bending Tales | What’s Hot in YA

The following titles–from Justin Somper’s first foray into YA lit and Danielle Paige’s wicked Dorothy Must Die to Sally Green’s witchy Half Bad and E. Lockhart’s much-anticipated We Were Liars– offer teens a plethora of attention-worthy narratives.

Teens Review Kephart’s ‘Going Over’, Han’s ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’, and More

Are psychological thrillers the next big thing in teen lit? Could be, if The Cellar and Sekret are indicators. You’ll also find a review of Going Over, the latest from Beth Kephart, and a triple serving on Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Teens Review Spring 2014 Releases, Second Take on Whaley’s ‘Noggin’

Though there’s time travel in Subway Love and a body transplant in Noggin, all of the featured titles here could loosely be labeled contemporary young adult fiction. While one teen attempts to escape from suburban atrophy in The Other Way Around, another finds her way out through dance in Warm Up. What’s not to love about YA books?