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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#47.5: BREAKING UP by Norma Klein

Kelly and special guest Tom Ryan talk about Norma Klein’sBreaking Up, progressive representation of queer couples, toxic adults, and more in this Hey YA: Extra Credit episode. Subscribe to...

I Cried Waiting For My Pizza Today

Eric and Kelly talk about trends in YA this year they’ve seen, as well as offer up some cool reading for summer and hot reading for winter. This episode...

#46.5: Love Is One Of The Choices by Norma Klein

Kelly talks about Norma Klein’sLove Is One Of The Choices, immature adult figures, and student-teacher relationships in the third Hey YA: Extra Credit episode. Subscribe to the podcast viaRSS,Apple...

#46: Suzanne Collins OWNS The Mountain

Eric and Kelly talk about their favorite YA books of the year so far, highlight 2019 YA comics, and scream about the upcoming Hunger Games prequel. This episode is...

#45.5: Family Secrets by Norma Klein

Kelly talks about Norma Klein’s Family Secrets, problematic weight stuff, and childish adults on the second Hey YA: Extra Credit episode. Subscribe to the podcast viaRSS,Apple Podcasts, orStitcher. To...

45: I’m Not Stephen King’s Publicist

Kelly and special guest Sarah Dessen talk about teen life today, how YA has grown and changed in the last two decades, and what “strong female characters” means. This...

Extra Credit: Domestic Arrangements by Norma Klein

Kelly talks about Norma Klein’s Domestic Arrangements, manipulative adults, and teen love on the first Hey YA: Extra Credit episode. Subscribe to the podcast viaRSS,Apple Podcasts, orStitcher. To get...

#44: I’m Not The Teen Who Makes It To The Epilogue

Eric and Kelly talk about abortion and reproductive rights in YA, highlight summer reads (and not in the way you imagine), and share their summer TBRs. This episode is...

#43: Precious Plant Nurturing Boys

Eric and Kelly talk about teens who love gardens and the outdoors, as well as the wave of excellent YA books about music hitting shelves this year. This episode...

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