Thursday, April 14, 2011

Support Teen Literature Day

Today's been dubbed "Support Teen Literature Day"* by YALSA (Young Adults Library Services Association). "The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today's teens."

There are lots of ways to show your love for Young Adult novels, and I'd like to show my support by recommending some great YA-related blogs. These are blogs I discovered recently, and also blogs I've been visiting for the past year or two:

  • YA Fresh (interviews, book gossip, giveaways and chats run by two YA authors)
  • Elevensies (a place to discover and support authors whose YA or MG debuts are happening THIS YEAR, MAYBE EVEN RIGHT THIS MINUTE!)
  • Apocalypsies (an introduction to authors whose YA or MG debut books will be released in late 2011 through early 2013, wooooooooo!)
  • Dear Teen Me (showcases truly amazing - and brave - high school photos, and poignant, heartfelt, sometimes humorous letters from YA authors to their teen selves)
  • Undercover Book Lover (book reviews, author interviews, and character interviews -- fun! Also a cute new weekly category of posts,  A Match Made in (YA) Fiction, "which features a couple where the girl and the guy are from different young adult books.")
  • YA Books Central (hundreds of archives from 2005- the present, featuring 12 different contributors, including a teenage reviewer)
  • Book Chic Club (YA reviews from a 24-year-old male; great to see a new and different perspective!)
*Thanks for the scoop, Mom :)


  1. Great collection of links! Today's also Readergirlz's "Rock the Drop" in honor of the day, as well.

  2. Thanks, Kristen! Did you participate in the Drop? I wanted to, but I couldn't part with any of the YA books on my shelf, some of which I haven't had the chance to read yet. I should've planned ahead.

  3. Rockin' list! i like YA Contemps too.