Tag Archives: YA literature

An Interview with Christine Kendall, by Laura Parnum

Take a few minutes to get to know another one of our fabulous PA authors, Christine Kendall! She’ll be speaking at Fall Philly (on Sunday!!), and Laura Parnum took some time to chat with her about the process of researching … Continue reading

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Three Bookstore Events with PA Author Diana Rodriguez Wallach!

Diana Rodriguez Wallach, author of the Anastasia Phoenix series, will be doing two panel discussions during B-fest* on Sept. 23rd!  B-Fest is a celebration of YA Literature at Barnes & Noble stores across the country, so join the fun and support … Continue reading

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Why Do #WeNeedDiverseBooks? by Lindsay Bandy

There are lots of easy answers to this to this question, but let’s start with ourselves. Why do WE need diverse books? As writers, we have lofty and lovely goals of battling prejudice and making the world a nicer, more fair … Continue reading

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Read This! by Lori Ann Palma

Reality Boy by A.S. King   When Gerald was 5, his parents allowed a television crew into their home to film a reality show. As a network TV nanny tries to fix their dysfunctional family in front of America, Gerald … Continue reading

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Read This! by Lori Ann Palma

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven   When Theodore Finch first speaks to Violet Markey, a girl he barely knows, it’s on top of their high school bell tower, where they are both contemplating suicide. As they help each … Continue reading

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Read This! by Lori Ann Palma

Skink–No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen If you’re looking for a quirky read that’s different than any other YA you’ve read this summer, then pick up Skink–No Surrender, which is one of Carl Hiaasen’s books for young readers. Featuring Skink, a … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Voice, by Lindsay Bandy

It’s the big thing everyone’s looking for, from Picture Books to Young Adult right now: a standout voice. If characters, plot, and everything else are the bricks, voice is the mortar. But what makes a voice stand out? I think the … Continue reading

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