Another week, another fresh batch of YA-related news, links, and articles to serve! What’s inside? Sarah Dessen’s coming out with a new novel, a young adult literature festival returns, and a list of lengthy YA reads for when you want to sink your teeth – and time – into another good series. Oh, and a very interesting article on the reconsidering the validity of YA literature – and the arguments against this argument.
- Sarah Dessen’s New Novel Is Coming Out in 2017, by Emma Cueto, from Bustle
- YALLFest Returns to Charleston, from Moultrie News
Lists and Graphics:
- Lengthy Young Adult Fiction Series, an infographic, by Maryann Ying, from Galley Cat.
- Ten young adult books adults should read, too by Tracy Mumford, from MPR News
Opinions and YA-related Articles:
- Why young-adult fiction is a dangerous fantasy, by Joe Nutt, from TES.
- “To suggest a book written for young adults has any less merit than the classics is sheer snobbery,” by Juno Dawson, from TES. A response to Joe Nutt’s article, “Why young-adult fiction is a dangerous fantasy.”
- The YA fan hits back: ‘Sorry, Mr. Nutt, you clearly don’t understand the value of teen literature, by Will Alsop, from TES. Another response to Joe Nutt’s article on YA.
- Worlds Beyond: how young adult fiction can explore the lives of the marginalized, by Peter Kalu, from Transformation.