23 7 / 2014

"YA doesn’t need rescuing. All it needs is a change in the way people talk about it."

No, The Fault In Our Stars Is Not Young-Adult Fiction’s Savior by Mary Ann Badavi

Some food for thought over here at the Youth Stoop, where we read, love, and breathe YA.

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22 7 / 2014

Reading makes us feel all these things—what about you? Hang with Ann Brashares, bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, at BKBF 2014!

Reading makes us feel all these things—what about you? Hang with Ann Brashares, bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, at BKBF 2014!

21 7 / 2014

"Good books make you ask questions. Bad readers want everything answered."

Scott Westerfeld (via book-pause)

Ask Scott Westerfeld some questions of your own at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival, September 21st.

15 7 / 2014

Programming for our Youth Stoop is already well underway, so keep an eye out on READING WHILE SIXTEEN for the most up-to-date and interesting info on YA authors coming to the Brooklyn Book Festival this year! Start by checking out our list of confirmed authors, which just keeps growing!

20 9 / 2013

Survey Says! Join young adult authors John M. Cusick (Cherry Money Baby), Kekla Magoon (Fire in the Streets), Leila Sales (This Song Will Save Your Life) and Eric Luper (Jeremy Bender vs the Cupcake Cadets) as they chat about their most recent novels and battle each other in a lively game of FAMILY FEUD moderated by the one and only Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked). 

2:00 PM, Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza/Columbus Park)

20 9 / 2013

“What’s your problem?”
"I don’t have problems. I solve them.” 
― John M. CusickGirl Parts

See John on Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Youth Stoop at 2:00 PM!

19 9 / 2013

Growing Up Elsewhere: Children often find themselves having to be braver than they ever should have to and surviving unimaginable challenges and hardships with grace and hope. Two-time National Book Award Finalist Patricia McCormick (Never Fall Down), Lebanese author Zeina Abirached (A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return) and acclaimed newcomer Tara Sullivan (Golden Boy) talk about what it means to be brave beyond the U.S. borders amid war and discrimination. Moderated by Elizabeth Kiem (Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy).


1:00 PM, Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza/Columbus Park)

19 9 / 2013

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“The night is young, and by the grace of magic, so are we.”
― Michael Buckley, The Fairy-Tale Detectives

See him on Sunday at 10:00 AM at the Youth Stoop!

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18 9 / 2013

queenslibrary:

Happy birthday, Lois Lowry! Read the full-text of this speech, written for her Newbery acceptance for The Giver, on the author’s website.

queenslibrary:

Happy birthday, Lois Lowry! Read the full-text of this speech, written for her Newbery acceptance for The Giver, on the author’s website.

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18 9 / 2013

"So as a seventh grader, no, you weren’t friends with people you didn’t like. But sometimes you also weren’t friends with people you did like, which was complicated, and which didn’t make any sense if you tried to explain it. Sometimes things just changed. That’s where the sadness came in."

Lauren Myracle

If you’ve ever felt this way, come listen to Lauren talk at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, Sept. 22!