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From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, Hey YA is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

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From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, Hey YA is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

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Read what you Recommend

By HolmesandWatson - Oct 25 2019
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Does Eric Smith actually read books? Everything seems to be “on his list.” Including the books he recommends.

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Hey YA

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From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, Hey YA is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

Rank #1: The Catnip Episode

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Eric and Kelly talk about reading they are -- and aren't -- doing during quarantine and share some recent and soon-to-release YA debuts.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot ffor the Book Riot communityStamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi from NOVL, and Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry from Algonquin Young Readers.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

It's Kind of a Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill

We Are The Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian

The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson

Salty, Bitter, Sweet by Mayra Cuevas

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton

Unscripted by Nicole Kronzer

The Edge of Anything by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Rural Voices edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Apr 01 2020

33mins

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Rank #2: Wearing Real People Clothes

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Eric and Kelly highlight some of the undersung YA of 2019 and scream about what they’re reading this winter.

This episode is sponsored by The Read Harder JournalRegretting You by Colleen Hoover from Amazon Publishing, and Book Riot’s 2020 Read Harder Challenge.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

Live Hey YA Show, February 25, 6:30 pm in Chicago

We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

The Griefkeeper by Alexsandra Villasante

I Hope You Get this Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Who Put This Song on by Morgan Parker

Better Than the Best Plan by Lauren Morrill

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

The Stars and The Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

Ruthless Gods by Emily Duncan

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindberg by Candace Fleming

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Dancing at The Pity Party by Tyler Feder

Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold

We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Spellhacker by M.K. England

How To Build A Heart by Maria Padian

Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

Dec 11 2019

42mins

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Rank #3: Every 90s Teen Movie Ever

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Kelly and guest host Tirzah Price talk about 2019’s queer YA offerings and dive deep into the full-names-in-book-titles trend.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders and Swipe Right for Murder by James Patterson.

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To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!


SHOW NOTES

The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks

Hungry Hearts edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough

The Stars And The Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Kahn

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

The Griefkeeper by Alexandra Villasante

Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw

Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson

All The Things We Do In The Dark by Saundra Mitchell

Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau

Of Ice and Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst

Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner

The Confusion of Laurel Graham by Adrienne Kisner

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary O’Connell-Valero

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

The New David Espinoza by Fred Aceves

Aug 07 2019

51mins

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Rank #4: I Cried Waiting For My Pizza Today

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Eric and Kelly talk about trends in YA this year they’ve seen, as well as offer up some cool reading for summer and hot reading for winter.

This episode is sponsored by #BookSquadGoals Podcast and The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu.

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To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

Show Notes

Slay by Brittney Morris

The Shipby Antonia Honeywell

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

Family Secrets by Norma Klein

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Nyxia by Scott Reitgen

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

Love From A to Z by SK Ali

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

Bright Burning Stars by AK Small 

Let’s Go Swimming On Doomsday by Natalie C. Andersno

When The Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn

Dear Haiti With Love by Maika and Maritza Moulite in Haiti

The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

Rebel Seoul and Rogue Heart by Axie Oh

Bloody Seoul by Sonia Patel

Avatar: The Last Airbender by FC Yee

His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler

It’s A Whole Spiel edited by Laura Silverman and Katherine Locke

Rural Voices edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

Color Outside The Lines edited by Sangu Mandanna

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Trapped by Michael Northrop

The Well’s End by Seth Fishman

Notes From My Captivity by Kathy Parks

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Wintersong by S Jae-Jones

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Essex County by Jeff Lemire

Jul 10 2019

45mins

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Rank #5: #46: Suzanne Collins OWNS The Mountain

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Eric and Kelly talk about their favorite YA books of the year so far, highlight 2019 YA comics, and scream about the upcoming Hunger Games prequel.

This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schruen.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple Podcasts, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

Shownotes:

“Untitled Panem Novel”

We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Slay by Brittney Morris

I’m Not Dying With You Tonight by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones

Love Is One Of The Choices by Norma Klein

We Set The Dark On Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnight Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero O’Connell

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Bloom by Kevin Panetta

I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll

Jun 26 2019

45mins

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Rank #6: The Count of Monte Crisco

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Eric and Kelly talk about their 2020 reading goals, then offer up an array of their most-anticipated upcoming YA books.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Scavenge The Stars by Tara Sim from Amazon Publishing, and Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

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Live "Hey YA" recording details

Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

Dancing At The Pity Party by Tyler Feder

Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

Camp by LC Rosen

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

This Is My America by Kim Johnson

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakar

Running by Natalia Sylvester

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirda

War and Speech by Don Zolidis

Jan 08 2020

35mins

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Rank #7: #18: A Low Grumbling Sound and Enough With Hatchet

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Kelly and Eric talk about a great article about the development of YA literature following the history of the teen culture, highlight awesome YA books set in the outdoors, and offer up even more great YA by and about Asian Americans.

Sponsored by Furyborn by Claire LeGrand and Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein.

Hey YA is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, and right here on Book Riot.

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The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

The Girl In The Grove by Eric Smith

Contagion by Erin Bowman

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert

"How Young Adult Literature Blossomed With Teen Culture" article

Wildlife

The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes

Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon

When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn

The Island

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall

Lumberjanes

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandya Menon

Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by  Keshni Kashyap and illustrated by Mari Araki

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi

The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

May 16 2018

49mins

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Rank #8: Welcome To College: Death Comes For Us All

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Kelly and Eric talk about YA books that’d make great picks for college freshman to prepare for their school lives, then scream about their huge fall YA TBR lists.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Mystery GiveawayHave A Little Faith In Me by Sonia Hartl, and Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutheford.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

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Jackpot by Nic Stone

American Panda by Gloria Chao

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

Finding Felicity by Stacy Kade

Wrecked by Maria Padian

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Quiet by Susan Cain

“Why YA Needs More Quitters”

The Stars and The Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Verify by Joelle Charbonneau

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

Who Put This Song On? By Morgan Parker

Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

Wild Life: Dispatches From A Childhood of Baboons and Button Downs by Keena Roberts

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao

Sep 04 2019

43mins

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Rank #9: Remember To Unclick Lumbersexual

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Kelly and Eric talk about underrated YA gems of the last decade and highlight great reads for Native American History Month.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s TBRSupernova by Marissa Meyer, and Rebel by Marie Lu.

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To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!


Show Notes

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Wild Life by Keena Roberts

"Best YA of the Decade"

Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci

First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci

Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci

Amplified by Tara Kelly

Family by Micol Ostow

Tracked by Jenny Martin

The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis, translated by Miriam Debbage

Relativity by Cristin Bishara

Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach

Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

Light It Up by Kekla Magoon

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina

Juvenile in Justice by Richard Ross

Girls in Justice by Richard Ross

Hit by Delilah S. Dawson

Proxy by Alex London

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

The Wells End by Seth Fishman

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Code Talker by by Joseph Bruchac

After the Fall by Kate Hart

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale 

Nov 13 2019

48mins

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Rank #10: Delicious Novels and Dad Music

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Eric and special guest Tirzah Price talk about music and pop culture in YA, and daydream about fictional bands.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Read Harder 2020 Challenge, Tor Teen, and NOVL.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me  by Mariko Tamaki

Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Ziggy Stardust and Me by James Brandon

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert

Our Stories, Our Voices by Amy Reed

Three Day Summer by Sarvanaz Tash

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

So Punk Rock: And Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother by Micol Ostow

Family by Micol Ostow

Calvin by Martine Leavitt

Pulp by Robin Talley

The Babysitter’s Coven by Kate Williams

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi

This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

Who’s That Girl by Blair Thornburgh

Audrey, Wait! By Robin Benway

Mar 18 2020

50mins

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Rank #11: Coming At You In Claymation

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You asked, and Kelly and Eric answered. It's the holiday YA book recommendation extravaganza!

This episode is sponsored by The Read Harder Journal and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, publisher of The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!


Show Notes

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Dean Hale and Shannon Hale

Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith

Con Quest by Sam Maggs

Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Kiffe, Kiffe Tomorrow by Faiza Guene

Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Slay by Brittney Morris

Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Rotten by Michael Northrop

Trapped by Michael Northrop

172 Hours On The Moon by Johan Harstad

The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen

The Boy In The Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt

Tyrell by Coe Booth

A Line In The Dark by Malinda Lo

Spin and Fake ID by Lamar Giles

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Who Put This Song On? By Morgan Parker

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger

Shade Me by Jennifer Brown

Ultraviolet by RJ Anderson

Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh

Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillero del Toro and Cornelia Funke

The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees

Cecil Castellucci books

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John 

Run by Kody Keplinger

LGBTQ Reads

Adaptation and Inheritance by Malinda Lo

Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells'

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Colthurst

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Hot Dog Girl by Jen Dugan

In The Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Brett McCarthy: Work In Progress by Maria Padian

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall

The November Girl by Lydia Kang

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by FC Yee

The Light At The Bottom of The World by London Shah

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

Want by Cindy Pon

Nov 27 2019

44mins

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Rank #12: Class Projects About Chlamydia

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Kelly and Eric talk about YA book-writing duos then highlight some of the fall titles that are falling under the radar — but shouldn’t.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Mystery GiveawayLibro.fm, and Penguin Random House Audio’s Frankly In Love by David Yoon.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

Spell Hacker by M.K. England

The Disasters by M.K. England

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

David Levithan’s books

Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagen

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

Yes No Maybe So by Aisha Saeed and Becky Albertalli

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

When You Get the Chance by Tom Ryan and Robin Stevenson

The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

The Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Matthieu

The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey

The Boy and Girl Who Broke The World by Amy Reed

When the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry

Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

Sep 18 2019

38mins

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Rank #13: Live: Podcasting While Eating Chocolate Cake

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Eric and Kelly come to you live, highlighting a ton of upcoming YA books, as well as audience recommended reads.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot InsidersTor Teen, and Flatiron Books, publisher of Anna K by Jenny Lee.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

Big thank you to The Book Stall in Winnetka, Illinois, for hosting us!

We Are The Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

We Didn’t Ask For This by Adi Alsaid

War and Speech by Don Zolidis

Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig

Followers by Raziel Reid

Deepfake by Sarah Darer Littman

Smash It! by Francina Simone

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmerman

Again Again by E. Lockhart

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

When The Stars Lead To You by Ronni Davis

Mar 04 2020

37mins

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Rank #14: 59.5: Extra Credit: The Walls Around Us And Phil Stamper

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Eric is joined by Phil Stamper, author of The Gravity of Us, to talk one of their favorite backlist titles from Nova Ren Suma, The Walls Around Us.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s newest podcast, Novel Gazing.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

17 and Gone by Nova Ren Suma

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Interview with Nova Ren in School Library Journal

Handbook for Mortal saga

Jan 15 2020

30mins

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Rank #15: 65.5: Extra Credit: THE MOTH DIARIES with Samantha Mabry

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Kelly and Samantha Mabry talk about the weird, wonderful, and highly-discussable book THE MOTH DIARIES by Rachel Klein

This episode is sponsored by Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit by Lilliam Rivera.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry

The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein

All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn

Apr 08 2020

32mins

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Rank #16: Exta Credit: MOM, THE WOLFMAN, AND ME by Norma Klein

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Kelly and special guest Brandy Colbert talk about Norma Klein’s Mom, The Wolfman, and Me, well-rendered non-traditional family dynamics, city life for 11-year-olds, and more in this Hey YA: Extra Credit episode.

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SHOW NOTES

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

Mom, The Wolfman, and Me by Norma Klein

Aug 14 2019

53mins

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Rank #17: #47.5: BREAKING UP by Norma Klein

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Kelly and special guest Tom Ryan talk about Norma Klein’s Breaking Up, progressive representation of queer couples, toxic adults, and more in this Hey YA: Extra Credit episode.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple Podcasts, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

Show Notes:

Keep This To Yourself by Tom Ryan

Breaking Up by Norma Klein

Hey YA Extra Credit schedule

Jul 17 2019

36mins

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Rank #18: One Chonky Beautiful Book

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Eric and Kelly offer up a boatload of YA book recommendations for this year’s Read Harder tasks.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s 2020 Read Harder ChallengeMacmillan Audio, and Tor Teen.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming

The Great and Only Barnum by Candace Fleming

Queer There and Everywhere by Sarah Prager

Blanca and Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Gentlemen by Michael Northrop

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

Relish by Lucy Knisley

Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash

A Storm Too Soon by Michael Tougias

Aftershocks by Marisa Reichardt

Outrun The Moon by Stacey Lee

Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Ruse by Cindy Pon

Firestarter by Tara Sim

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry

Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens

I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

The Unexpected Everything by  Morgan Matson

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmann

First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci

The Newcomers by Helen Thrope

A Time To Dance by Padma Venkatraman

You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner

Brave Enough by Kati Gardner

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend by Erika T. Wurth

Jan 22 2020

40mins

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Rank #19: Catching Feels for YA Dads

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Eric and Kelly talk about P.S., I Still Love You, swoony fathers in YA, and what YA rom-coms they’re itching for in 2020.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Read Harder 2020 ChallengeWednesday Books, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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SHOW NOTES

Don’t forget to see us live at The Book Stall in Winnetka, Illinois, on February 25 at 6:30!

Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

King of the Dragonflies by Kacen Callendar

P.S., I Still Love You on Netflix!

The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters

Music From Another World by Robin Talley

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Ten Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon

I’ll Be The One by Lyla Lee

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch

Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

Feb 19 2020

40mins

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Rank #20: Burnt Toast

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Eric and Kelly talk about this year’s winners of the Youth Media Awards and highlight great YA by Black authors coming soon.

This episode is sponsored by The HandsellEchoes Between Us by Katie McGarry, and Scammed by Kristen Simmons.

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SHOW NOTES

Don’t Read The Comments by Eric Smith

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega

2020 Youth Media Awards

The New Kid by Jerry Craft

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki

Field Guide to the North American Teen by Ben Phillippe

That Dedication

Free Lunch by Rex Ogle

Amelia Bloomer/RISE Project

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

All American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney

Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Kahn

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagen

SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein

The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

All The Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding

You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

A Phoenix First Must Burn by Patrice Caldwell

Feb 05 2020

33mins

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Extra Credit: The Life and (Medieval) Times of Jamie Pacton

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Eric is joined by Middle Grade and Young Adult author Jamie Pacton, to talk about her recent release, The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly.

This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes.

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SHOW NOTES

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly, by Jamie Pacton

Ruthless Gods, by Emily A. Duncan

Wicked Saints, by Emily A. Duncan

Today Tonight Tomorrow, by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Tigers Not Daughters, by Samantha Mabry

Queens of Geek, by Jen Wilde

The Disenchantments, by Nina LaCour

The Disasters, by M.K. England

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak, by Brian Katcher

The Exact Opposite of Okay, by Laura Steven

May 20 2020

17mins

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On YA "Boy Books" and Driving In The Midwest

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Eric and Kelly discuss the problematic idea of “boy books,” highlight recent YA with male leads, and dream up surprise books from favorite authors.

This episode is sponsored by Lit Stitch: 25 Cross-Stitch Patterns for Book Lovers made by Book Riot and Abrams, TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes, and The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall from Candlewick Press.

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SHOW NOTES

YA-Hoo fest

Shuri by Nic Stone

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki

Bloom by Kevin Panetta

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillippe

Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

Deposing Nathan by Zach Smedley

Camp by LC Rosen

A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Hero by Perry Moore

Rotters by Daniel Kraus

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Talker 25 by Joshua McCune

Bumped by Megan McCafferty

September Girls by Bennett Madison

A Room Away From The Wolves by Nova Ren Suma

May 13 2020

48mins

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67.5: Extra Credit: (Almost) Entirely Historical Fiction with Jordyn Taylor

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Eric is joined by Jordyn Taylor, author of forthcoming The Paper Girl of Paris, to talk about World War II YA novels, her debut novel, and two of their favorite backlist picks.

This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes.

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SHOW NOTES

The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor

Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys

Prisoner of Night and Fog, by Anne Blankman

Traitor Angels, by Anne Blankman

Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

Mare’s War, by Tanita S. Davis

Turtle All the Way Down, by John Green

May 06 2020

20mins

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Cinnamon Roll Characters

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Eric and Kelly talk about YA Star Wars books and feel-good YA books.

This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes, Sword In The Stars: A Once & Future Novel - by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta, and  Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot for the Book Riot community.

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SHOW NOTES

Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

The Lightness of Hands by Jeff Garvin

The Fire Never Goes Out by Noelle Stevenson

War and Speech by Don Zolidis

Parachutes by Kelly Yang

All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson

Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Cordova

Black Spire by Deliliah S. Dawson

Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

The Queen's Shadow by E.K. Johnston

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

From a Certain Point of View Anthology

"Project Lumos"

Who In The World Is Carmen Sandiego by Rebecca Tinker

Waking The Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power by Pam Grossman

Stranger Things: Runaway Max by Brenna Yovanoff

Riverdale: The Day Before by Micol Ostow

A Werewolf in Riverdale by Caleb Roehrig

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

The New Guy by Amy Spalding

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Talk Nerdy To Me by Tiffany Schmidt

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Apr 29 2020

36mins

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66.5: Extra Credit Humor Reads

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Kelly recommends three must-read backlist female-led YA titles that are laugh-out-loud funny.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders.

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Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

We Are The Perfect Girl by Ariel Kaplan

Apr 22 2020

10mins

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I'm The One Pushing This Agenda

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Eric and Kelly talk about YA takes on Shakespeare, as well as offer up some great sports books for YA readers.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot ffor the Book Riot communityFlatiron Books, publishers of The Night Country by Melissa Albert, and Conventionally Yours by Annabeth Albert.

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SHOW NOTES

Note: audio quality isn't what it tends to be because of an unidentified issue on Kelly's end.

Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan

Ruthless Gods by Emily Duncan

Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy edited by Kelly Jensen

Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

Exit, Pursued By A Bear by EK Johnston

As I Descended by Robin Talley

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

Speak Easy Speak Love by McKelle George

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray

If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegmund-Broka

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

Miranda Kenneally books

Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee

We Are The Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Break The Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli

"More Gymnastics Books, Please!"

A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck

Here To Stay by Sara Farizan

Gravity by Sarah Deming

Running With Lions by Julian Winters

Apr 15 2020

39mins

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65.5: Extra Credit: THE MOTH DIARIES with Samantha Mabry

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Kelly and Samantha Mabry talk about the weird, wonderful, and highly-discussable book THE MOTH DIARIES by Rachel Klein

This episode is sponsored by Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit by Lilliam Rivera.

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Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry

The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein

All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn

Apr 08 2020

32mins

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The Catnip Episode

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Eric and Kelly talk about reading they are -- and aren't -- doing during quarantine and share some recent and soon-to-release YA debuts.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot ffor the Book Riot communityStamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi from NOVL, and Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry from Algonquin Young Readers.

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SHOW NOTES

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

It's Kind of a Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill

We Are The Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian

The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson

Salty, Bitter, Sweet by Mayra Cuevas

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton

Unscripted by Nicole Kronzer

The Edge of Anything by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Rural Voices edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Apr 01 2020

33mins

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64.5: Always Bring A Cat With Claribel Ortega

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Eric is joined by Claribel Ortega, author of forthcoming Ghost Squad, to talk about ghosts in YA, podcasting, and some favorite backlist titles from ten (or a million) years ago.

This episode is sponsored by Macmillan Audio.

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SHOW NOTES

Ghost Squadby Claribel Ortega

Wicked Fox, by Kat Cho

Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, by F.C. Yee

White Cat by Holly Black

Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

Now Entering Addamsville, by Francesca Zappia

Shutter, by Courtney Alameda

Mar 25 2020

20mins

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Delicious Novels and Dad Music

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Eric and special guest Tirzah Price talk about music and pop culture in YA, and daydream about fictional bands.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Read Harder 2020 Challenge, Tor Teen, and NOVL.

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SHOW NOTES

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me  by Mariko Tamaki

Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Ziggy Stardust and Me by James Brandon

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert

Our Stories, Our Voices by Amy Reed

Three Day Summer by Sarvanaz Tash

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

So Punk Rock: And Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother by Micol Ostow

Family by Micol Ostow

Calvin by Martine Leavitt

Pulp by Robin Talley

The Babysitter’s Coven by Kate Williams

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi

This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

Who’s That Girl by Blair Thornburgh

Audrey, Wait! By Robin Benway

Mar 18 2020

50mins

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63.5: Extra Credit Backlist Picks with Shveta Thakrar!

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Eric is joined by Shveta Thakrar, author of Star Daughter, to talk about two of their favorite backlist titles that you should be reading… and a few more.

This episode is sponsored by NOVL.

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Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer

The Feminist Agenda of Jemima Kincaid by Kate Hattemer

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Taken by Erin Bowman

Contagion by Erin Bowman

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna Marie McLemore

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Mar 11 2020

18mins

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Live: Podcasting While Eating Chocolate Cake

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Eric and Kelly come to you live, highlighting a ton of upcoming YA books, as well as audience recommended reads.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot InsidersTor Teen, and Flatiron Books, publisher of Anna K by Jenny Lee.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

Big thank you to The Book Stall in Winnetka, Illinois, for hosting us!

We Are The Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

We Didn’t Ask For This by Adi Alsaid

War and Speech by Don Zolidis

Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig

Followers by Raziel Reid

Deepfake by Sarah Darer Littman

Smash It! by Francina Simone

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmerman

Again Again by E. Lockhart

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

When The Stars Lead To You by Ronni Davis

Mar 04 2020

37mins

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62.5: Backlist for Black History Month

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Kelly recommends three must-read backlist YA titles for Black History Month.

This episode is sponsored by Oni Press.

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SHOW NOTES

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron

Feb 26 2020

10mins

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Catching Feels for YA Dads

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Eric and Kelly talk about P.S., I Still Love You, swoony fathers in YA, and what YA rom-coms they’re itching for in 2020.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Read Harder 2020 ChallengeWednesday Books, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

Don’t forget to see us live at The Book Stall in Winnetka, Illinois, on February 25 at 6:30!

Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

King of the Dragonflies by Kacen Callendar

P.S., I Still Love You on Netflix!

The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters

Music From Another World by Robin Talley

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Ten Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon

I’ll Be The One by Lyla Lee

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch

Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

Feb 19 2020

40mins

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61.5: Loving On Jenny Han's SHUG

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Kelly and New York Times bestselling author Siobhan Vivian talk about SHUG, Jenny Han’s debut novel.

This episode is sponsored by b, Book, and Me by Kim Sagwaa, translated by Sunhee Jeong.

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SHOW NOTES

We Are The Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian

The List by Siobhan Vivian

Shug by Jenny Han

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Feb 12 2020

37mins

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Burnt Toast

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Eric and Kelly talk about this year’s winners of the Youth Media Awards and highlight great YA by Black authors coming soon.

This episode is sponsored by The HandsellEchoes Between Us by Katie McGarry, and Scammed by Kristen Simmons.

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To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

Don’t Read The Comments by Eric Smith

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega

2020 Youth Media Awards

The New Kid by Jerry Craft

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki

Field Guide to the North American Teen by Ben Phillippe

That Dedication

Free Lunch by Rex Ogle

Amelia Bloomer/RISE Project

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

All American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney

Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Kahn

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagen

SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein

The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

All The Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding

You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

A Phoenix First Must Burn by Patrice Caldwell

Feb 05 2020

33mins

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60.5: Extra Credit: I Hope You Get This Backlist with Farah Naz Rishi

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Eric is joined by Farah Naz Rishi, author of I Hope You Get This Message to talk about two of their favorite backlist titles that you should be reading… and a few more.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s newest podcast, Novel Gazing.

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SHOW NOTES

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana

Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

Want by Cindy Pon

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupircho

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

Loveboat Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

FML by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Deathday Letter by Shaun David Hutchinson

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Jan 29 2020

16mins

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One Chonky Beautiful Book

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Eric and Kelly offer up a boatload of YA book recommendations for this year’s Read Harder tasks.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s 2020 Read Harder ChallengeMacmillan Audio, and Tor Teen.

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SHOW NOTES

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming

The Great and Only Barnum by Candace Fleming

Queer There and Everywhere by Sarah Prager

Blanca and Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Gentlemen by Michael Northrop

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

Relish by Lucy Knisley

Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash

A Storm Too Soon by Michael Tougias

Aftershocks by Marisa Reichardt

Outrun The Moon by Stacey Lee

Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Ruse by Cindy Pon

Firestarter by Tara Sim

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry

Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens

I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

The Unexpected Everything by  Morgan Matson

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmann

First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci

The Newcomers by Helen Thrope

A Time To Dance by Padma Venkatraman

You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner

Brave Enough by Kati Gardner

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Foreshadow YA

Cricket Magazine

Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend by Erika T. Wurth

Jan 22 2020

40mins

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59.5: Extra Credit: The Walls Around Us And Phil Stamper

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Eric is joined by Phil Stamper, author of The Gravity of Us, to talk one of their favorite backlist titles from Nova Ren Suma, The Walls Around Us.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s newest podcast, Novel Gazing.

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The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

17 and Gone by Nova Ren Suma

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Interview with Nova Ren in School Library Journal

Handbook for Mortal saga

Jan 15 2020

30mins

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The Count of Monte Crisco

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Eric and Kelly talk about their 2020 reading goals, then offer up an array of their most-anticipated upcoming YA books.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Scavenge The Stars by Tara Sim from Amazon Publishing, and Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi.

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Live "Hey YA" recording details

Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

Dancing At The Pity Party by Tyler Feder

Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

Camp by LC Rosen

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

This Is My America by Kim Johnson

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakar

Running by Natalia Sylvester

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirda

War and Speech by Don Zolidis

Jan 08 2020

35mins

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