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.

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Judging Books By Their Covers

This week, Tirzah and Erica dive into the world of YA cover design and chat about some of their favorite design elements and YA covers in recent years.

Extra Credit: YA Books Like Spirited Away

Erica discusses the movie Spirited Away 20 years later and a few books to read that share a lot in common with it.

I Know What You Did Last Adaptation: YA Adaptations to Look Forward to

Tirzah and Erica discuss the book I Know What You Did Last Summer, as well as its film and TV adaptations. They also get into some other YA book to film or TV adaptations they’ve either enjoyed or are looking forward to.

Extra Credit: YA Duologies for Your TBR

Tirzah recommends four YA duologies that have a book two dropping in 2022!

Get Angry, Get Empowered: Talking Censorship and YA

This week, Erica and Tirzah discuss the book challenges sweeping the nation and talk about practical ways to resist, beyond “read banned books.”

The First Black Queer YA novel

This week, Erica discusses what’s been credited as the first queer novel featuring Black teens, as well as a couple other more recent Black queer YA novels. Subscribe to...

She Might Have Pulled Off Minor Identity Theft

Join Tirzah and Erica as they discuss some wonderfully joyous YA novels featuring Black main characters! Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. To get...

YA Books Inspired by THE WILD SWANS

This week, Tirzah recommends two great YA fantasy novels inspired by the fairy tale The Wild Swans. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. To get...

You Get a Printz, and You Get a Printz!

This week, Erica and Tirzah talk about the 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards winners and honors, including the Printz Award! Editor’s note: Erica misspoke on the podcast and The...

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