Celebrating Pride doesn’t begin or end in June, but there’s never been a better time to start exploring queer YA! Here are some of my favorite LGBTQ+ YA novels (with a little Middle Grade and New Adult thrown in) to help you fill out BookPeople’s Pride Bingo.
"Now we come to spring break 2021, where I’m a little high on pain meds after getting my wisdom teeth out and planning on re-reading all of the Grishaverse novels before the show comes out. I was excited to rediscover what made me love these books and this universe so much, as well as to see if any of my opinions had changed (AKA, would I like Mal this time?). " - Ivy
A look at a few of our most anticipated YA titles of Spring 2021! A reminder that these and more are all available to pre-order through bookpeople.com! Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas - coming January 12 We've been waiting for Concrete Rose for what seems like FOREVER, and it's finally *almost* here! If you've read … Continue reading Teen Thursday: 2021 Releases We NEED RIGHT NOW!
This was a BIIIIIIG week for new books, including amazing titles for teens! Check out some of our bookseller and Teen Press Corps favorites below! Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam "PUNCHING THE AIR is beautifully and impactfully told, scene by scene and poem by poem revealing the present and past, hopes … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Hello, September New Releases!
Today, Eugenia shares four YA books releasing in September that she is really, really, really excited for-- and hopes you pre-order through bookpeople.com! Why do pre-orders matter? Publishers prioritize a book's first week sales. Placing a pre-order for your favorite authors and anticipated reads ensures sales will be counted on the publication date and be … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Eugenia’s Most Anticipated!
Kids Bookseller Natasha shares her love for A Phoenix First Must Burn, which you can order online thru bookpeople.com. We ship worldwide and have curbside pickup available, too! I’ll preface this by saying I usually do not read short story collections. I love long epic fantasies over short snippets. However, I truly believe every person … Continue reading Bookseller Review: A Phoenix First Must Burn
The Teen Press Corps got their hands on a bunch of great Advance Reading Copies, and they want to share some of their favorites for you to pre-order! Check out what they have to say... A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens - Releases 7/28 - PRE-ORDER HERE! "I picked up A Wicked Magic mostly because the … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Pre-order Favorites from the Teen Press Corps!
Reading with Pride! Here are 8 amazing books that celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community, recommended by our booksellers and the Teen Press Corps! Stay tuned for new releases, most anticipated, and more... Check, Please! Book 1: Hockey & Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones by Ngozi Ukazu "I like fiction that makes … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Reading with Pride pt. 2
We were inspired to share some of our favorite stories by trans authors thanks to this wonderful piece by Maya Sungold, "The Importance of Celebrating Trans Stories". To the writers out there, we want to say: We are grateful for your stories. Your stories are needed. We witness them help and uplift readers every day. … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Reading with Pride!
Kids bookseller Natasha is sharing some of her favorite YA retellings! Check out the list below! Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim: A stunning gender-swapped Count of Monte Cristo retelling. Truly a rags to riches story about a girl, Amaya, working as a slave on a fishing boat and when she is released, she finds … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Natasha’s Favorite Retellings!