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YALLWest book festival: In the Arts & Books section in the Dec. 28 edition, an article about the young adult book festival YALLWest says that writer Gayle Forman will be there. She will not attend.

Organizers of YA book festival plan YALLWEST for L.A.

It started as a posse of bestselling YA authors appearing together at a literary festival in the culturally remote outpost of Charleston, S.C. That was in 2011, and now the annual event, known as YALLFest: The Charleston Young Adult Book Festival, has become the largest YA book festival in...

One In Five Young Adults Lives in Poverty

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

Photo by Spaceshoe [Learning to live with the crisis] (CC BY 2.0) The U.S. Census Bureau shows “the generation that has been dismissed as entitled and whiny is struggling with higher levels of poverty than their counterparts did in 1980,”...Show More Summary

The dangerous message of The Hunger Games

The latest Hunger Games film, Mockingjay — Part 1, is a Hollywood blockbuster aimed at young adults. But it presents potentially subversive ideas of mass revolution, economic sabotage and the populist fight against oligarchy. These themes...Show More Summary

The Fault in Our Stars Named Most Popular Book Within The Twittersphere

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

BookVibe has examined 80 million Twitter posts from the past 12 months. Quartz reports that the data shows that the most popular book on the Twittersphere is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Green’s hit young adult novel was mentioned in 1.2 million tweets. Show More Summary

Spanish TV during Franco educated children to be good citizens

Several children's programs were aired during the Franco regime; however, they did not have their own programming. Children, otherwise known as young adults, could watch the television during a limited schedule, on one channel. For the...Show More Summary


Shadow and BoneWritten by: Leigh BardugoPaperback: 358 pagesPublisher: Henry Holt & Company Language: EnglishJune 2012Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy/Series (Grisha Trilogy Book One) Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has...Show More Summary

School Making Kids Get Permission Slips to Check Out YA Books Is Doing Parents a Favor

Post by Ericka Sóuter. A Delaware school board is considering a motion to require students to get permission slips to check out Young Adult novels from the school library. On first reading this, it may sound a bit fascist but here is why is may be a brilliant idea. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Leon Husick of L. Perkins Agency

Leon is seeking: He has a particular interest in science fiction & fantasy, young adult and middle-grade novels filled with strong characters and original premises, but keeps an open mind for anything that catches his eye. He is also looking for historical fiction set in the 20th century, particularly the 1980s or earlier. He is not interested in nonfiction at this time.

Forever Boogies the Documentary

They are more than surfer dudes. They are creating a group of well balanced young adults that promote health, both in people and the environment. The post Forever Boogies the Documentary appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Podcast Transcript Ahoy!

This week’s podcast transcript is ready, so if you’d like to read a truly epic list of young adult, teen and young reader recommendations from Maureen of Confessions of a Bibliovore, head on over. Happy reading!

Young adults better at texting while driving

Researchers found that adults in their forties and fifties were four times more likely to swerve while texting than younger drivers

7 Lessons You’ll Learn After Moving To A New City As A Young Adult

last weekOdd : Thought Catalog

It allows you to reconnect with your own thoughts, dreams, desires, and insecurities. And it challenges you to enjoy the solidarity that life has to offer.

Review: The Nutcracker at Round House Theatre

This musical take on "he Nutcracker" is a moving and entertaining option for children and young adults. [ more › ]

The USA Is World #1... In Young Adult Income Inequality

Think young adults in Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, and Russia have it tough? Think again. 20-24 year-olds in the USA have an average gross income over 40% below the national average. That is the worst disparity in the world... USA USA USA!! Source: Goldman Sachs

High socioeconomic status increases discrimination, depression risk in black young adults

An investigation into factors related to disparities of depression in young adults has found that higher parental education - which has a protective effect for white youth - can also increase the risk of depression for black youth. The...Show More Summary

We Heartily Approve of This Little Girl’s List of Kick-Ass Fictional Ladies - I am no man!

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

Fantasy and young adult literature can get a bad rap sometimes, but Mia's list of some of her favorite heroines is a perfect breakdown of why strong female characters like Katniss or Divergent's Tris are so important. Reminder: you don't need to be in the target demographic to benefit from reading these character's stories, either. Show More Summary

Top 12 Young Adult Books of 2014

It's that time of year again when we reflect on the past 12 months and attempt to sum it up into one concise "best of" list. As impossible as this task always is, I found it especially difficult this year when thinking about the top young adult books I've read. Show More Summary

Q&A With Kate Ormand About Her YA Novel Dark Days

Kate Ormand's debut young adult novel Dark Days tells the story of sixteen-year-old Sia who lives in a dystopian future in which the world has been divided in sectors. Sia knows that in a matter of days a cyborg army will arrive at her...Show More Summary

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