Young Adult Literature
Struggling to navigate your love life as a queer teen? There's a book for that.
Sensitivity readers say to the author, “We exist too, and we ought to exist on our terms.”
The film aims to make LGBTQ youth feel "empowered, represented and respected."
I honestly believe the steps I took are well within the rules.
Social justice meets storytelling in these new books.
Get ready for Tim Federle's The Great American Whatever.
Reading used to be something we did in solitude, but thanks to the Internet, things have changed dramatically. Now, reading has become something people from all around the world can partake in together, meeting on social media sites to talk about their favorite books.
My Letter to the Members of the Cape Henlopen School Board About Their Censorship of my Great Big Gay-YA Novel
I'm proud that The Miseducation of Cameron Post is now in the company of so, so many novels that have been banned and challenged and censored throughout history--many of them among my all time favorites, the very books that shaped me as a reader, a writer, and a person.
Often in our English classes we hear about literary magazines, but have you actually read any? Well, if you haven't, you're in luck! Now more than ever, there are literary magazines geared towards the young adult genre. (Insert happy dance.)
Ship of Souls combines urban fantasy with African American history; set in Prospect Park, the story features three unlikely friends who are pursued by ghosts from the Revolutionary War as they attempt to release the restless souls from the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan.
My mother had no idea she had a living, breathing gay person under her very own roof; said gay person -- me -- didn't know either.
If you've been paying attention to the various trailers being unleashed in the wake of Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 last November, you'll notice a fevered pitch by the studios to plant their flag in the sand in the newest 'hot' sub-genre.
All the hours I wasted staring into the mirror, cataloguing my many faults, real or imagined, I now realize I should have spent doing something, pretty much anything, else.
Finals are over. Winter break is finally here. The family (bless them) is already driving you crazy. Here's what you need
As long as we continue to hide the dark parts of our lives and present a one-sided story to the outside world, there will be girls and boys like I was, aching to find characters that show them all the different ways of dealing with life's actual problems.
Of course, I didn't get first chair. In fact, I was almost last chair. (Danny Chen, of course, was first.) But I remember
But black youth culture prizes guys who play ball, bag girls, dance, and rap. Simply reading a book is considered passive