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Episode 26 — New Voices in Young Adult Literature
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Podcast Series||Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published May 17, 2010|
Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.
One of the things that makes YA lit so rewarding is the steady stream of new books and new voices in the field. Tune in to this episode to hear about a range of titles by first-time YA authors, including mysteries, romances, humorous stories, and great contemporary realistic fiction.
After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.
Titles recommended in this episode include
- How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford (Scholastic, 2009)
- Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (HarperTeen, March 2010)
- The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (Dial, March 2010)
- Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan (Houghton Mifflin, 2009)
- Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can’t Have by Alan Zadoff (Egmont, 2009)
- The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk (Alfred A. Knopf, February 2010)
- All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab (Delacorte, January 2010)
- Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, May 2010)