What happened in YA this month? Here is a quick round up of featured posts on The Hub and other links to keep you up to date when collecting for your teens.
At the Hub
- August 22 – Booklist: Activism Starts With You: Nonfiction Books to Inspire and Instruct Books to get your teens informed and inspired.
- August 17- Vote Now for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten! -Voting open through October 14!
- August 7 – Volunteer for YALSA Book List Committees and Selected Lists! Many YALSA committees need members for 2018.
- August 3- #AA2018: Amazing Audiobooks Nominations, Volume 1 The first wave of nominations for amazing audiobooks.
- August 1 – Women in Comics – Extending the Story Some entirely new stories in existing universes.
For more YA links from August:
Books & Reading
- Goodreads interview with Leigh Bardugo, on her new Wonder Woman Warbringer novel, out August 29th
- Language and Symptoms of Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature
- Rainbow Rowell has a great primer on buying comic books on her blog, getting us all excited about her new comic, Runaways
- John Green is signing 200,000 copies (not a typo) of his new book, Turtles All the Way Down
- Sometime YA author V.E. Schwab is Writing New Trilogy Set in the Shades of Magic Universe
Movies & TV
- Some suggestions of YA books that would make better movies
- Movies in the pipeline include The Hate U Give, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Dumplin’ and more: a great YA movie roundup from Hollywood Reporter
In the News
- The Toxic Drama on YA Twitter A long article outlining how one book got the full Twitter condemnation. A great look at what goes on between authors, readers and publishers in the Twitterverse.
- Elizabeth Acevedo’s Upcoming YA Book Is For Afro-Latina Teens Who Never Feel Seen
— Cathy Outten, currently reading Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo