YA Got Mail! Link round up. (January 2)


​Welcome to YA Got Mail!, our weekly link round-up. What else is happening in the YA world?

Current Events

The New York Times wrote about how casting a black Hermione showcases a theme of the Harry Potter books themselves. The Black Feminist Geek loves black Hermione, but wants more people-of-color in Rowling’s stories. The Mary Sue looked at why a black Hermione isn’t enough.

After an uproar from the online community, .

Author Affairs

Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman .

Teen Vogue posted advice on writing from 21 YA authors.

Publisher’s Weekly highlighted the best of the fall kidlit authors, including Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything) and Stephanie Trombly (Trouble is a Friend of Mine).

Bustle took a look at 10 YA authors who ruled 2015.

List Fulfillment

Barnes & Noble’s Teen Blog made a list of their most anticipated queer novels of 2016.

Buzzfeed listed three reasons that Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda is the best book of 2015.

Bustle recommends YA books based on personality type. They also talked about 15 debut novels that made a splash this year.

Book Riot compiled a list of 15 YA novels to watch out for in the new year.

At Paste Magazine, Eric Smith rounded up what he considers to be the top 30 YA books of 2015.

Representation and Responsibility

Kelly Jensen created a Storify of Tweets discussing how girls are taught about sex and the horrors of the sex education system.

Kekla Magoon, for the New York Times, reviewed All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely and found it part of “a national conversation that must continue beyond its pages.”

Just Love posted an excellent commentary on the lack of asexual representation in fiction.

Angie Manfredi talked about the duty of professional book reviewers over at Reading While White.

YALSA made a list of YA books with overweight point-of-view characters. Cheryl Morgan posted about why the concept of a Mary Sue is silly.

In the Community

Shelly launched a new YA podcast called Today in YA. Maureen Eichner is launching a new podcast called the World of YA.

Publisher’s Weekly looked at how bookstores celebrate YA lit.

YA Got Mail! round-ups done by Tara Hackley and Nicole Brinkley.

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Tara Hackley

Tara is a twenty-something with a love of writing, animals, and life. She's usually reading or writing but if she's not, she's out finding her next great adventure.

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