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.


All Episodes

#21: Teens and Tiny Houses

Eric and Kelly talk about their reading habits while traveling, what 2018 YA books you have missed so farthis year and need to pick up ASAP, and offer up...

#20: Fathers You’ve Seen In 80s Movies

Eric and Kelly highlight some of the latest news in the world of YA, talk about where the books about teens in the military are (and are not), and...

#19: You’re in Space! Look At Some Stars!

Eric and Kelly talk good books about mental illness, dream author duos and the books they’d create, and wrap up the show highlighting some of their summer TBR titles....

#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,...

Bonus: Malinda Lo Recommends

Please enjoy this bonus excerpt, courtesy of theRecommendedpodcast, featuring Malinda Lo recommending Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#17: The YA Reading Sandwich

Eric and Kelly talk about indie bookstores that do YA lit really well, explore the growth of YA thrillers over the last few years, and finally, highlight a bunch...

#16: Would You Say You Wolfed It Down?

Eric and Kelly talk about YA books in verse for National Poetry Month, dig into Frankenstein and why it has landed so well in the YA world, and highlight...

#15: Hot Pterodactyls Playing Baseball

Eric and Kelly discuss the ways graphic novels and YA have excellent crossover appeal, consider why we don’t see enough animals in YA fiction, and round out the show...

#14: Does Time Have Meaning?

Eric and Kelly talk about the latest diversity numbers in YA lit from the CCBC along with the #KidLitWomen discussions around the web, YA books about teen change makers,...

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