Hey Ya

From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, the Hey YA podcast is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

#18: A Low Grumbling Sound and Enough With Hatchet

Kelly and Eric talk about a great article about the development of YA literature following the history of the teen culture, highlight awesome YA books set in the outdoors, and offer up even more great YA by and about Asian Americans.

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The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary byNoNieqa Ramos

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

The Girl In The Grove by Eric Smith

Contagion by Erin Bowman

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert

“How Young Adult Literature Blossomed With Teen Culture” article


The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes

Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon

When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn

The Island

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall


A Thousand Beginnings and Endingsedited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandya Menon

Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap and illustrated by Mari Araki

Chasing Shadowsby Swati Avasthi

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi

The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

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