It’s been a pretty meaty week for YA literature! We’ve got some great links for YA fans here, so check them out. This week’s edition of the round-up include YA lit’s role in coming out, a Kickstarter launched for a new young adult trilogy, and some great YA events!
We’ll be back next week for more!
- 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Grants Have Been Awarded to 5 Writers, Including YA Literature Ambassador Gene Luen Yang, by Carol Oulton, for Bustle
- Rochester Hills YA author puts reality into the pages of “Ripple,” by Carol Azizian, from The Oakland Press
- Scout’s Honor, the first book in a new young adult trilogy, launches on Kickstarter, from Press Release Rocket
Essays, Articles, and Features:
- How Writing A Young Adult Novel Helped Me Come Out At 24, by Sonia Belasco, for Bustle*
- South Asian Author Aditi Korana Lives Her Parallel Life, by Audrey Cleo Yap, from NPC News
- There’s Never A Good Time To Take Classic Literature From Classrooms, by Grace Olmstead, from The Federalist
- Thinking of Leaving Home? Here’s Some Advice for Young Adult Authors, from NPR Ed
- YA book even adults can enjoy, by Debbie Jacob, from Newsday
- 10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of September 2016, by Emily Maas Aslanian, from Pop Crush
- Young Adult Literature Conference on Oct. 8, by Candy Purdom, from Daily Herald
- Young adult author to give advice on getting published in Tolland on Oct. 4, by Community Contributor Kate Farrish, from Hartford Courant
*Published before Sept. 16