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#13: Sliding Into the YA Category’s DMs

Eric and Kelly talk about this year’s slate of Norton Award titles and titles of years past, then dig into the differences between YA and middle grade, explore authors who write in both categories, and top it all off by highlighting YA with younger teen protagonists.

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The Astonishing Color of Afterby Emily XR Pan

The Beauty That Remainsby Ashley Woodfolk

The Norton Awards list

Alice Mary Norton (Andre Norton)

Exoby Fonda Lee

The Art of Starvingby Sam J Miller

Wantby Cindy Pon

September Girlsby Bennett Madison

Bone Gapby Laura Ruby

Shadowshaperby Daniel José Older

Dirty Wingsby Sarah McCarry

Love is the Drugby Alaya Dawn Johnson

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Futureby AS King

Updraftby Fran Wilde

Zeroboxerby Fonda Lee

Fair Coinby Eugene Myers

Seraphinaby Rachel Hartman

So Doneby Paula Chase

How To Make a Wishby Ashley Herring Blake

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the Worldby Ashley Herring Blake

Shugby Jenny Han

A Boy Called Batby Elana K. Arnold

What Girls Are Made Ofby Elana K. Arnold

The Careful Undressing of Loveby Corey Ann Haydu

The Rules for Stealing Starsby Corey Ann Haydu

The Someday Suitcaseby Corey Ann Haydu

The Girl in the Well is Meby Karen Rivers

All That Wasby Karen Rivers

Forever or a Long Long Timeby Caela Carter

My Life With The Liarsby Caela Carter

The Crossoverby Kwame Alexander

Soloby Kwame Alexander

Written In The Starsby Aisha Saeed

Amal Unboundby Aisha Saeed

The Dairy Queenby Catherine Gilbert Murdoch

The Book of Boyby Catherine Gilbert Murdoch

Long Way Downby Jason Reynolds

Patinaby Jason Reynolds

Shatter Meby Tahereh Mafi

Furthermoreby Tahereh Mafi

Peas and Carrotsby Tanita S. Davis

A Short History of the Girl Next Doorby Jared Reck

Confessions of a High School Disaster: Chloe Snow’s Diaryby Emma Chastain

Book of a Thousand Daysby Shannon Hale

Elsewhereby Gabrielle Zevin

Speakby Laurie Halse Anderson

Maresiby Maria Turtschaninoff

Half Brotherby Kenneth Oppel

Estrella’s Quinceanaraby Malin Alegria

The Librarian of Auschwitzby Antonio Iturbe

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