Hey everyone! It’s that time of the month again! A lot has happened over February – and that includes a lot of YA-related stuff. So we’re doing a round-up so that you can check out what news bits you might have missed, and see lists of the best books so far and features and articles on YA that matter!
- High school students participate in black read-in, by Brittany Crocker, for Knoxville News Sentinel
- MFA graduate earns accolades for young adult novels, by Kathy Hovis, for Cornell Chronicle
Essays, Features, and Articles:
- AWP 2017: YA Authors on Why the Politics of Writing is Personal, by Claire Kirch, for Publishers Weekly
- ‘Long May She Reign’ Highlights the Importance of Science Heroes in YA Fiction, by Kadeen Griffiths, for Bustle
- Queer children’s books have a long history that’s only now being told, by Ilana Masad, for The Guardian
- @TheLibrary Check out the books of Award-winning YA author A.S. King, by Jeff Milo and Elissa Zimmer, from Oakland Press Entertainment
- In defense of Young Adult fiction: A review of the ‘Six of Crows’ series, by Andie Divelbiss, for Student Life
- Teen Bookfest by the Bay celebrates passion for books, by Esther M. Hackleman, for Corpus Christi Caller-Times
- The 15 Best YA Books of February 2017, by Caitlin White, for Bustle
- The best romances in YA novels, by Claire Hennessy, for The Irish Times
- 9 YA Retellings Out in 2017 That Breathe New Life Into the Fairytales & Classics, by Kerri Jarema, for Bustle
And that’s all for this month! Check back next month for a new YA Round-up!