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Congratulations to Elizabeth Acevedo and The Poet X, Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Acevedo and The Poet X, Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

“Thank you so much to the readers who time and again remind me why I took this leap, why it matters, and why books matter.” Here at the B&N...
The B&N YA Podcast: Tahereh Mafi

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The B&N YA Podcast: Tahereh Mafi

Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join host Melissa Albert, editor of the B&N Teen Blog and...
8 Short YA Books to Read During Your NaNoWriMo Breaks

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8 Short YA Books to Read During Your NaNoWriMo Breaks

Happy National Novel Writing Month! Stop your furious scribbling for just a second, and let’s talk about an important component of NaNoWriMo success:...
Michelle Hodkin on The Reckoning of Noah Shaw, and the Role of Family in Her Life and Her Fiction

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Michelle Hodkin on The Reckoning of Noah Shaw, and the Role of Family in Her Life and Her Fiction

Michelle Hodkin’s The Reckoning of Noah Shaw hits shelves today, the fifth in her Mara Dyer series and the second focusing on fan favorite Noah Shaw....
The Lying Woods Author Ashley Elston Shares 5 Suspenseful YA Novels with Twisted Timelines

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The Lying Woods Author Ashley Elston Shares 5 Suspenseful YA Novels with Twisted Timelines

The question I get asked most is, “Are any of your characters based on people you know in real life?” The answer is always no. I can’t say there...
New Releases: Nuclear War, New Year’s Resolutions, and Noah Shaw

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New Releases: Nuclear War, New Year’s Resolutions, and Noah Shaw

Let’s do the Time Warp! This week’s new YA books take us back to the pulpy 1950s and Cold War–era 1980s. If you prefer futuristic settings, look no...
Exclusive Cover Reveal: Mitali Perkins’ Forward Me Back to You

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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Mitali Perkins’ Forward Me Back to You

In Mitali Perkins’ Forward Me Back to You, two teens trying to reconcile their pasts with their present meet on a service trip to Kolkata, where...
13 Fairy Tales to Read After Edith Pattou’s West

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13 Fairy Tales to Read After Edith Pattou’s West

“Far off places, daring sword fights, magic spells, a prince in disguise…” Belle said it best. What isn’t there to love about a good fairy tale?...
The B&N YA Podcast: Ransom Riggs

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The B&N YA Podcast: Ransom Riggs

Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join host Melissa Albert, editor of the B&N Teen Blog and...
Exclusive Cover Reveal: Sorcery of Thorns, by Margaret Rogerson

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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Sorcery of Thorns, by Margaret Rogerson

Margaret Rogerson’s bestselling debut fantasy, An Enchantment of Ravens, was one of the best books of 2017, and we’re counting the days till...
Natasha Ngan and Courtney Summers Talks Girls of Paper and Fire, Sadie and More

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Natasha Ngan and Courtney Summers Talks Girls of Paper and Fire, Sadie and More

In a world divided among three castes—demon Moon, demon-human Steel, and the lowest caste, fully human Paper—Lei is a Paper whose golden eyes hint at a...
5 New Political YAs to Pick Up After You’ve Hit the Polls

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5 New Political YAs to Pick Up After You’ve Hit the Polls

Politics have always played a huge role in YA, from royal fantasies to reproductive fiction to immigrant narratives to contemporary romances that beg for...

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