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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#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...

Ep. #12: If Judy Blume’s Characters Had Tumblr

Eric and Kelly discuss the big YA winners at this year’s Youth Media Awards and dig into the (very wrong) New York Times piece about the lack of sex...

Ep. #11: Like The Fast & The Furious: FAMILY!

Eric and Kelly talk about the new think piece about the death of YA adaptations, highlight some excellent books from YA authors before they hit it big, and pick...

Ep #10: YOWZA, it’s ADORBZ

Eric and Kelly talk about love stories for YA readers, dig into the whys and hows of music and its power in YA lit, and offer up YA book...

Ep. #9: Sorry, But You’re Old

Eric and Kelly discuss YA books from 10 years ago, talk about some of the most eye-catching YA book covers hitting shelves this year, and then share the books...

Ep. #8: Say “Whoa” Like Keanu Reeves

Eric and Kelly share YA titles you should read based on your New Year’s Resolutions, dig into a positive NPR piece on teens and reading YA dystopia, and highlight...

Ep. #7: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Eric and Kelly talk about the recent pulling of THE HATE U GIVE from a Texas school district, YA anthologies are worthwhile reads, and how to be the best...

Ep. #6: Speaking of Shipwrecks…

Eric and Kelly discuss alternate format YA books, under-the-radar 2017 reads, and talk about why 1997 was a great year in pop culture (with book recs, of course).  ...

Ep #5: Sad Man Books

Eric and Kelly discuss YA books with older protagonists, dig into the first of this year’s “Best Of” lists, and highlight an upcoming online serial YA publication and other...

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