This year on the Hub we are celebrating the Twelve Days of YA with a series of posts loosely based on the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas gifts. We have converted each gift into a related theme common to YA and paired it with a list of relevant titles. You may use the Twelve Days of YA tag to read all of the posts in the series.
Special thanks goes to Carli Spina, Faythe Arredondo, Sharon Rawlins, Geri Diorio, Becky O’Neil, Carla Land, Katie Yu, Laura Perenic, Jennifer Rummel, Libby Gorman, Carly Pansulla, Anna Dalin, and Allison Tran for their help creating the booklists and organizing this series.
On the twelfth day of YA, my true love gave to me twelve drummers drumming.
For our final day of YA we are returning to a musical theme. Day four included a wider variety of music themes, but today we are focused entirely on YA lit that includes musicians. We’ve gone a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll, so there should be something in here for everyone. We hope you enjoy the rock stars that we picked and encourage you to share your favorites in the comments!
- Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John (2013 Popular Paperback for Young Adults)
- The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour (2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults)
- Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going (2004 Printz Honor Book, 2004 Best Book for Young Adults, 2004 Selected Audiobook for Young Adults, 2005 Popular Paperback for Young Adults, 2015 Popular Paperback for Young Adults)
- Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker
- Now and Forever by Susene Colasanti
- Road Rash by Mark Huntley Parsons (2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee)
- Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
- Open Road Summer by Emery Lord (2015 Morris Award Finalist, 2015 Best Fiction Nominee)
- The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos (2015 Morris Award Finalist)
- Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy
- Where She Went by Gayle Forman (2013 Popular Paperback for Young Adults, 2012 Teens’ Top Ten, 2012 Readers’ Choice List, 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults)
- The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta (2012 Readers’ Choice Nominee)
– Jessica Lind, currently reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman