Young Adult

YA Wednesday: Ruta Sepetys on "Salt to the Sea"

Our spotlight pick for the best young adult books of February is another exceptional and emotionally stirring work of historical fiction from Ruta Sepetys. Sepetys answers our questions about the book and questions apropos of nothing except curiosity....

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The Summer Before the War

Weekend Reading

Beware the Ides of March! Only there is nothing foreboding about the crop of titles being released in a month or so, many of which are featured in this edition of Weekend Reading. There's the latest from the likes of Helen Simonson, Helen Oyeyemi, and National Book Award winner...

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Sneak Peek: A Clip From "The 5th Wave"

Still thinking about all those Oscar noms that began as books? This weekend "The 5th Wave" joins the page-to-screen pack and we have an exclusive clip to share:

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YA Wednesday: 2016 Printz Awards

2015 was another great year for Young Adult, so when the Printz awards were announced this week I expected to see a handful of titles on the list again. But somehow it was not to be.

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2016 Children's Book Award Winners

The announcement of the American Library Association's children's book awards may not sound that exciting but believe me, it is. These are the oldest and most respected of them all, and this morning we found out this year's winners...

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Movie Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of "The 5th Wave"

"The 5th Wave" looks like the next big young adult book adapted for the big screen coming the theaters in January. Here is an exclusive behind-the-scenes video...

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YA Wednesday: The Best of 2015

Choosing the Best Young Adult Books of 2015 is one of the hardest lists to compile because there can only be 20 titles. I know that sounds like a lot but believe me, when you start looking over that shelf of favorites it seems like a very small number. That said, for me the number one YA novel this year can only be...

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Between the World and Me

The Winners of the 2015 National Book Awards

The 2015 National Book Awards presentation in New York was a packed affair, better attended than in recent years and elegant as always in the old Wall Street bank that is now Cipriani. There were no overtly political speeches about...

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Best Books of 2015

Our Picks for the Best Books of 2015

"What are you reading and loving right now?"--One of my favorite questions that came up again over dinner a couple nights ago, eliciting an unusually effusive response from a colleague who had just discovered Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels. "These may...

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YA Wednesday: The Villainous Side of Marie Lu

Would you rather be a hero or a villain? Marie Lu talks about switching sides in her new series, "The Young Elites"...

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