26 8 / 2014

penguinteen:

Nice EW shout out to LIKE NO OTHER, I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN, and BELZHAR!

penguinteen:

Nice EW shout out to LIKE NO OTHER, I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN, and BELZHAR!

26 8 / 2014

Missed this fantastic interview on NPR’s All Things Considered with KINDA LIKE BROTHERS author COE BOOTH? No worries — you can catch it here! 

06 8 / 2014

frenchbobbyfrench:

NINE REASONS I READ YA (in alphabetical order, by author’s last name)

  1. Kendra by Coe Booth - She is the best writer in YA. I’d argue she belongs in conversations for one of the best writers in literature period.
  2. Tyrell by Coe Booth - See above
  3. Paper Towns by John Green - Green is a bit divisive, but he is smart, funny, and teens love him. This is my personal fave (of his).
  4. First Part Last by Angela Johnson - Beautiful and tender
  5. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart - It’s clever without being annoying. Plus, Frankie is just AMAZING.
  6. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga - Dark, edgy, heartfelt. Lyga is challenging without being pandering or condescending.
  7. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon - She should be the biggest author in the world. She is nice and engages with fans. Plus, her lush world-building and character-rich stories make her one of the few fantasy writers I want to read.
  8. This is not a Test by Courtney Summers - This is, personally, one of the most important books I have ever read. Sloane! Just Sloane!
  9. Runaways by Brian K Vaughan - A group of teen’s find out their parents are superheroes. What’s not to love? Some of the richest characterizations of teens in literature. Plus, the eventual villain is still my favorite character and one of the most surprising plot twists I have ever encountered.

We love Coe Booth over at Brooklyn Book Festival’s Youth Stoop, too. Join us in September to hear her talk New York and YA.

05 8 / 2014

Hang out with Rebecca Stead, as well as Coe Booth and Jason Reynolds, at the Youth Stoop’s NEW YORK, NEW YORK panel this September at Brooklyn Book Festival! Get your books signed, and engage in the conversation about the best city in the world.

Hang out with Rebecca Stead, as well as Coe Booth and Jason Reynolds, at the Youth Stoop’s NEW YORK, NEW YORK panel this September at Brooklyn Book Festival! Get your books signed, and engage in the conversation about the best city in the world.

(via prettybooks)

04 8 / 2014

We love our share of YA over here at the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Youth Stoop. Can you spot any BKBF authors in this pile? Check out the ever-growing list here.

We love our share of YA over here at the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Youth Stoop. Can you spot any BKBF authors in this pile? Check out the ever-growing list here.

(Source: reading-out-loud)

03 8 / 2014

penguinteen:

A quote so nice, we’re posting it twice. Enjoy the full interview with John Green here. 

penguinteen:

A quote so nice, we’re posting it twice. Enjoy the full interview with John Green here

02 8 / 2014

"'Well, it’s simple to love someone,' she said. 'But it’s hard to know when you need to say it out loud.'"

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (via effyeahyoungadultlit)

02 8 / 2014

"I will never look at you in the same way ever again. I’ll never be that girl again. The girl who comes running back every time you push her away, the girl who loves you anyway."

Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You (via quotes-shape-us)

Jenny Han, along with Siobhan Vivian and Bennett Madison, will discuss writing about first love, first times, and first heartbreaks at Brooklyn Book Festival’s Youth Stoop this September.

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.

(Source: brkteenlib)

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!