Authors Jason June and Becky Albertalli sat down to chat with Teen Press Corps journalist, Ivy. Catch up with the author friends as they discuss Jason June's YA debut, Jay's Gay Agenda, developing characters similar to yourself, advice for young writers, and more! Good news! We currently have signed copies of Jay's Gay Agenda and … Continue reading Author Interview: Jason June & Becky Albertalli
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
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!
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!
Yesterday we featured some signed books for younger readers! Today, we're showcasing some great signed books for young adults, all recommended by BookPeople booksellers AND members of our Teen Press Corps. These signed books are available at bookpeople.com. Just type "SIGNED COPY" at checkout! Infinity Son by Adam Silvera "My attention was certainly kept by Infinity … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Signed Books Galore!
Hey everyone! My name is Eugenia and as part of my job here at BookPeople I get to do all sorts of fun things-- from booking author events to coming up with storytimes and hosting field trips-- and one of the coolest parts of my job here is coordinating BookPeople's Teen Press Corps. The TPC … Continue reading Teen Thursday: TPC Interviews Marissa Meyer on the BookPeople Podcast!
What's going on in the YA world? A look into this week's releases and upcoming events for teens! New Releases! SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson Twenty years ago, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak came out. It was life-changing for many who read it, and yet, two decades later, the system is still broken. SHOUT is a … Continue reading Teen Thursday!
Some thoughts on book covers, YA tropes, and trends straight from our Teen Press Corps, reported by our Kids buyer Meghan G. This blog post was originally posted in Publisher’s Weekly. Last week I blogged about what some of our local teens are reading, but I also like to check in with our teens toward … Continue reading Teen Thursday: What Austin Teens Wish Publishers Knew
UPCOMING EVENTS Laurie Halse Anderson in conversation with Wendy Davis - April 5th @ 6 PM Join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable night at Central Presbyterian Church! We're currently reading Laurie's memoir, SHOUT, and absolutely loving it. Get your tickets now! Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu - April 9th @ 7 … Continue reading Teen Thursday