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Blog Posts by Subject: Teen and Young Adult Literature

NYPL Recommends: New YA Fiction

2016 is serving up a feast of new YA fiction. Browse titles NYPL staff recommend.Read More ›

YA Authors take on #DCcomics #NationalSuperheroDay

As a huge fan of Wonder Woman and Catwoman, I'm excited to share that YA authors Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, and Matt de la Peña take on #DCcomics #NationalSuperheroDay. Read More ›

Booktalking "Every You, Every Me" by David Levithan

Evan cannot escape Ariel's memory: the way she smiled, the moments that they shared together, what she meant to him. Could he have done more? Read More ›

Teen Author Festival 2016: Authors in Conversation

Teen Author Festival NYC is a week-long event that occurs in March of every year. It was great to see so many authors together engaged in a discussion about their craft.Read More ›

Feminist YA Fiction

Novels that feature strong, female characters who either confront sexism, defy the patriarchal order, subvert gender expectations or celebrate female solidarity, or all of the above.Read More ›

Mind Wipes and Missing Memories in Teen Fiction

Missing memories in fantasy and science fiction: in these books the characters’ minds are wiped with drugs, surgery, rays, or mysterious techniques that we can’t even imagine.Read More ›

"People Still Write Letters?" Top 10 YA Epistolary Novels

Why can't epistolary novels also take the form of journals, newspaper clippings, blog posts, Twitter and Facebook posts?Read More ›

Get Creative for Teen Tech Week!

Want to play with LEGOs, coding and Snapchat? We have the books for you. This week we are celebrating teen creativity and technology at the library.Read More ›

Go, Go, Girl Detectives

Eight to 12 year olds are prime candidates for fun detective stories—and Nancy Drew isn’t the only game in town anymore! So we’ve compiled a list of series starring girl sleuths, for kids of any gender.Read More ›

All American Boys: The Real Best YA Book of 2015

We've seen a surge of YA on difficult topics in recent years, such as depression or gender identity or even coping with school shootings. One that definitely stood out for me was All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendon Kiely. Read More ›

Booktalking "Can You See Me Now?" by Estela Bernal

Amanda writes letters to her dead father. She tells him about her dreams and aspirations. She informs him of her challenges. Read More ›

Growing Up With Judy Blume

When I was a kid, Judy Blume was one of the most important people I had never met. I enjoyed many books she’d written, but it was Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret that I read more times than any other book. By the time I got a little older and started reading Deenie, she’d become my unofficial guide for what I should expect in the milestones of my life. Read More ›

"The Year of the Rat" by Clare Furniss

Pearl had a good life until childbirth unexpectedly stole her mother from her. Read More ›

Our YA Movie Wishlist

Hollywood has officially gone YA, and blockbusters that started as young-adult fiction abound. So, we asked our team of expert librarians for their wishlists: What’s a YA book you’d like to see turned into a movie, and whom would you cast in the leading role?Read More ›

NYC Reads 365: A Few of Our Favorites

The New York City Department of Education recently released a series of recommended reading lists for Pre-K through 12th grade that include books of all different genres, subjects, and formats. Our Teen Advisory Group checked out the 7th-12th grade reading lists, and wanted to highlight the titles they enjoyed the most!Read More ›

Move over, Binge-Watching...

... because it's time for some binge-reading. Start 2016 with some series that you might want to race through the same way you raced through Master of None and Making a Murderer.Read More ›

Carry On, Carry On...

Move over, Harry Potter… there's a new boy wizard in town.Read More ›

11 Quotes from The Rose Society by Marie Lu

The Rose Society is the dark and fascinating sequel to The Young Elites. Here are my favorite quotes from the book.Read More ›

Tabrizia's Favorite Books of 2015

Books that made one librarian fall in love with reading all over again this year.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Secret Side of Empty" by Maria Andreu

Monserrat Thalia's gaze on life is losing focus. An undocumented immigrant from Argentina, she is a senior in high school. She cannot see a way into college, considering her status.Read More ›
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