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
Griffin (like the monster) shares two graphic novels he recently read, The Magic Fish and Flamer. Both titles are available now at bookpeople.com. A few years ago, my wife and I traveled through eastern Europe where I enjoyed the National Marionette troupes of both Austria and Czech Republic. Both marionette shows were in their nation’s … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Like Two Sides of One Coin
The BookPeople Holiday Catalog—our annual year-in-review publication—is here and, like most things in 2020, it’s gone virtual for the occasion! And while you can’t hold a physical copy this season, there’s still plenty to enjoy about it! This year’s theme, This Is My Favorite Book…of the Pandemic highlights the titles our booksellers found comfort in during a … Continue reading Holiday Catalog 2020: Natasha’s Favorite Book!
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
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!
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!