Let’s catch up on all the YA news, friends!
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It’s been a minute since we’ve caught up on the news in YA land, so let’s use our Monday to do just that.
- The trailer for Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ is here and I cannot wait for this movie.
- Need more? Peep some of the stills from the movie.
- Speaking of trailers, here’s the extended trailer for The Mortal Engines, out next month.
- Elizabeth Acevedo won this year’s National Book Award in Young People’s Literature for The Poet X.
- Maurene Goo’s next novel looks fabulous.
- Variety highlighted more than one YA author in their 2018 literary impact piece.
- Publishers Weekly named their best YA books of the year (super early). Great titles here!
- UK readers! Noughts and Crosses has a BBC release date and trailer.
- Boom comics is releasing a Ben10 comic for their new YA line coming next spring.
- There’s a new Sarah Dessen novel coming!
- Anniversary editions fascinate me, and Publishers Weekly highlights some of the big book anniversaries in children’s and YA lit.
- The cover for the upcoming Stacey Lee book is unbelievably drool-worthy.
- Epic Reads partners with Emma Roberts’s book club to bring more YA to her fans.
- Here’s your fun read: an oral history of the Twilight soundtrack.
- The Halloween spoof trailer of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is my favorite thing in a long time.
- The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind has excellent crossover appeal for YA readers — and there’s a young reader edition to boot — so news of an adaptation is beyond welcome.
- Weird and curious headline alert: Kobe Bryant’s company will be developing and producing YA novels.
- Add these 2019 Jewish YA books to your TBR.
- “Where are all of the f/f YA books?” The answer is they’re right here.
- Emily Suvada’s thread on writing a YA science fiction book is beyond worth reading.
Blast From The Past
Take a walk down memory lane with some of these YA posts from Book Riot from Novembers gone by.
- A timely and timeless post: where’s the love for nonfiction for young readers?
- A YA reading list of free-range and morally complicated characters.
- 10 YA science fiction books about teens living in space.
- Dig into these YA books for celebrating Native American Heritage Month.
- Great YA fiction-nonfiction book pairings.
Recent Book Mail
Here’s a peek at my inbox from the last couple of weeks in YA titles.
From top to bottom!
This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender
Mike by Andrew Norriss
Dreaming Out Loud by Baby Ariel
The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson
Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
Grab ’em while they’re easier on the budget.
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones is $3. This one’s for fans of fantasy and it’s the first in a duology.
She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper is $2. This is an adult book, but it was an Alex Award winner last year, meaning it has incredible crossover appeal.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu is $3. You won’t want to miss this feminist anthem of a novel.
Don’t Miss It
Have you heard about the upcoming YA Adaptation Showdown at Book Riot? Check it out and make sure you have your voice heard, too.
Thanks for hanging out, y’all. We’ll see you next Monday — we’re taking Thursday off for US Thanksgiving (for me, that means a day of reading).