: Poet Anderson Of Nightmares - Suzanne Young & Tom DeLonge
, Truly Madly Famously - Rebecca Serle
,Fathomless - Anne Pillsworth
, An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes - Randy Ribay
, Traffick - Ellen Hopkins
, Winter - Marissa MeyerAuthors
: Darkness Brutal - Rachel A. Marks
, In the Shadow of the Dragon King - J. Keller Ford
, This Monstrous Thing - Mackenzi Lee
, Fear My Mortality - Everly Frost
, Walk on Earth a Stranger - Rae Carson
, A Madness So Discreet - Mindy McGinnis
, These Shallow Graves - Jennifer Donnelly
An interesting venture from Malindo Lo & some other authors: serialized book publishing
in the way of HBO.Jennifer Weiner
has signed on for her first deal for MG books
: "The middle-grade series, called The Littlest Bigfoot...The Littlest Bigfoot follows a shy and awkward girl named Alice Palmer, who feels out of place in her upper-crust family. After rescuing Millie from the lake near her boarding school, Alice has finally made a friend. But, as Aladdin explained, what Alice doesn't realize is that silver-haired Millie is part of a long-forgotten clan; Millie is a Bigfoot. As it happens, though, Millie only feels at peace among people or, as they're known to her clan, "No-Furs," while Alice can only find solace in her friendship with Millie. Together, the publisher elaborated, the two go on a journey to "find a place where they both fit... but they don't know is that an evil is lurking... and it could mean the end of all they hold dear.""
One page a day in the journal of a high school artist and two years later, Kayla Cagan
has a book deal with Chronicle
: "The Pieces of Piper Perish, a diary of a Texas high school senior who dreams of living in New York City with her best friend and fellow artist, Kit, an Etsy entrepreneur. Both girls apply to a Manhattan art school. Piper is admitted, but without the necessary financial aid; Kit is not even accepted. What now?"
Woah, in its first week, Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s #3) was nearly the #1 bestseller in the country, selling over 39,000 units
Sexism in awards for SFF novels: cold, hard data
Netherlands readers! It looks like there’s an expansion of YALLFEST coming your way: YALFestNL
Have you been participating in the 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt
Every week, I am in awe of the articles WNDB links to and curates as well. This week: 7 Jewish Authors Get Personal about Anti-Semitism
. The roundtable discussion is a must read.It Will Take a Village to Raise Diversity in the Children’s Book Industry
← has especially good tips for what EVERYONE (authors, readers, publishers, schools, etc.) can do to help! (plus another article: how to make a difference in 8 practical steps
And as always, here is another summary for why we need diverse books
, especially in light of the disheartening CCBC results from last week.
If you are a librarian, perhaps you ought to consider what Angie Manfredi did
: “One of my presentations was about the We Need Diverse Books Campaign - helping recommend titles for librarians to add to their libraries. But I also wanted to take this presentation to the next level and discuss what I feel is a fundamental duty for librarians and educators: demanding more from the literature we put on our shelves and asking hard questions about it….” even if it means that half the room walks out on your presentation.
Junot Diaz emphasizes the importance of reading work from authors of other backgrounds
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, WNDB hosted a twitter chat last week & here is the Storify if you are interested
Another touching personal story: Dahlia Adler shares how writing one of her books led her to question her identity andbecome her own audience
More personal stories!! aka #YAOpenMic: 10 YA authors sharing all sorts of personal stories
Check out the illustration of Snape
in Jim Kay’s illustrated version of HP #1. Man, I want the book so badly, but I already ordered the new box set for unknown reasons and now it just seems wasteful to get a THIRD copy… but so, so PRETTY ALL THE ILLUSTRATIONS. (though I have to say - with all the diverse books links above… we’ve seen a lot of “racebent” Harry Potter characters. It’s been explicitly pointed out how the characters aren’t really *described* enough to rule other races out. So why didn’t they try something new? Draw Hermione as black?)
You’ve probably already heard the news by now, but Stephenie Meyer released a genderbent version of Twilight yesterday called, Life and Death. As Meyer explains on Good Morning America
, this was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Twilight. The story with Bella as “Beau” the human boy and Edward as “Edythe” the vampire girl is likely to be the only one she will release. You can see the cover in the round-ups below.
And since we’re on special editions, look at the Collector’s Edition for Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Check out how kids responded when Pharrell asked them why they love reading
. He, Penguin, and First Book are teaming up for the #ReadHAPPYInitiative
I love that J.K. Rowling, with over 5 million fans, still manages to surprise people by answering questions about HP theories
Did you know that these books were banned
? Hahaha, Angels and Demons was banned in Lebanon? Somehow not surprised. Either a relative told me or I read somewhere that Harry Potter had been banned there before… unless I’m mistaken? But also funny that the Bible has been banned? ESP since Christians in the U.S. are often the ones banning so many books here.
David Handler has also signed up for personalized books with Sourcebooks
Check out pictures from the Texas Teen Book Festival
and the 2015 Tween Reads Festival
. Also here’s a brief summary
of last week’s author & industry news (not including SIBA, mentioned here
If you’re going to New York Comic Con, a.) you’re lucky and b.) you can meet Epic Reads here
If you want a laugh from Libba Bray
Also, if you didn’t already know, Maggie Stiefvater and John Green will be racing each other for charity
There is a serious lack of interracial couples on YA books. See the full post at Stacked Books
.Discussion/Other Book Blogger Posts:
What are the 43 books
the Buzzfeed community can’t stop talking about? And yeah -- there are some YA titles on the list!
Quite a few YA books on Bookriot’s round-up of the Best Books They Read in September
And here are 20 more YA books to anticipate for October
.YA with amazing adults
- another amazing infographic from Epic Reads!
Have you ever had to hold a Booktervention
? I have, with my brother. It was not pretty lol.
Book-Loving Pyros: CANDLES
made for us!
One day, you should check out these bookstores
Do you think that villains are better than heroes
Really interesting discussion → what would the YA Canon look like
? (“Because YA is such a young category and a distinction that is in and of itself up for grabs (what does “YA” really mean anyway?), there’s not a clear canon of essential reads. There are, of course, bestsellers and books that made a huge impact, but you can’t point to something and call it YA Canon in the same way you can point to books like The Scarlet Letter or Ethan Frome or Moby Dick or The Red Badge of Courage and say those are part of the Western Canon.”) -- although maybe you can debate those books? I also object in part because “YA Canon” seems to imply it’s all one genre, when “Western Canon” is at least a specific geographical region. The Outsiders would probably make the list.
Have you joined a YA virtual book club yet? You should
!8 YAs That Get Subcultures Right
-- and you probably guessed it, but Rainbow Rowell is there twice. P.S.: Quotes from the 80s
Fairy tale lovers! 7 Awesome YAs Based on Lesser Known Fairy Tales
It could be argued that the Bechdel Test doesn’t always cover what you want, but if you do follow its guidelines for book recommendations, check out these 6 YA romances that slay the Bechdel Test
In light of the genderbent Twilight novel… well, what would these six classic books look like if they were genderbent
too? (Me: I’m interested in The Handmaid’s Tale. Love that book, and I’d be interested in seeing where an author took a genderbent version…)15 Diverse Magical Fantasy Novels
per Bustle’s recommendations - and some YA are indeed there!Savorism in YA
: “Advocate for young readers by treating them like readers. Respect their ability to empower themselves. Young readers don’t need saviors. They need books. “ This was a really interesting piece to read, and got me thinking again about “The Hidden Adult” in children’s literature (adults are the ones writing about teens. Are they actually writing about the experiences of current teens or a nostalgic version of what they think teens should be? etc. etc.).
According to Bustle, these are 18 October YA novels
that you can enjoy with pumpkin spice latte.Reading for pleasure
may not always be as easy as it sounds.Movies & TV Shows:
Patrick Ness is writing a YA spin off of Doctor Who
, ‘Class,’ for the BBC.The final poster
for Mockingjay, Part 2 was released. And the final THG: Mockingjay Part 2 trailer
was released.Joey King & Charlie Plummer
will be starring in Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of Stargirl.