It’s YA lucky day! It’s Teen Thursday!
We’re bringing you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps Blog! Don’t forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news!
Nebula Winners include Naomi Novik & Nnedi Okorafor!
The Nebula Awards were announced this weekend! Included in the winners are some familiar faces in teen books.
Naomi Novik won in “Best Novel” for Uprooted;
Nnedi Okorafor won in “Best Novella” for Binti;
Sarah Pinsker won in “Best Novelette” for “Our Lady of the Open Road,” featured in the June 2015 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction;
Alyssa Wong won in “Best Short Story” for “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” featured in the Oct. 2015 issue of Nightmare Magazine;
Fran Wilde won the “Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy” for her novel, Updraft.
YA New Releases!
Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.
Upcoming YA Events
Friday, May 20th at 6PM – Jennifer Armentrout
BookPeople loves Jennifer Armentrout! We have had a blast with her in the past and we are looking forward to hosting her for her new young adult novel, about a shy young woman (nicknamed Mouse) and a boy she knew in another life, when they lived in the same foster home. Join us tonight as she speaks and signs The Problem With Forever.
Saturday, May 21st at 3PM – Carolyn Cohagan
This afternoon, join us and Carolyn Cohagan to discuss Time Zero. Mina is fifteen when she is forced into an arranged marriage with a wealthy brute. In the near-future, the rights of women and girls have been restricted by a fundamentalist government regime. Mina’s future depends on the risks and rewards of speaking out, and taking refuge with a group of women who may have the answers. Join us for this wonderful YA event.
Authors Samantha Mabry and Joy Preble will be here in conversation with Mandy Curtis from Forever Young Adult to share their exciting new novels. Join us this afternoon as we delve into legends, test the limits of time, and get swept away in worlds of magic and mystery. This is an afternoon you don’t want to miss!
News from The Bookosphere
Take a Shelfie and Win!
From HarperCollins: “Shoot what’s on your shelves and tell us why you love your books. The Grand Prize winning video may get special placement on our new Book Studio 16 YouTube channel and receive 10 new HarperCollins titles. 5 Runners up may also be featured on our new Book Studio 16 YouTube channel.
Not sure what a “shelfie” is? Check out this sample video. We welcome your originality and creativity!”
Julie Kagawa Shares Her Top 10 Dragons in Fiction
From The Guardian: “Dragons have been my favourite mythological creatures for as far back as I can remember. As a child and later as a teen, I read every dragon story I could get my hands on. And even now, if a movie or film has a dragon in it, you can be sure I’ll be there to see it. I love dragons because, more than any other magical creature, they are the most complex. They can be tiny or enormous, friendly or savage, a true and loyal friend or a terrifying force of destruction. So here are my top ten dragons in movies and books.”