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3 On A YA Theme: YA-Inspired Art

Kelly Jensen


Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

YA books inspire fandom, and one of the ways many fans express their love of books is through art.

Of course, I had to round up some of the best YA-inspired art out there for another edition of 3 On A YA Theme. I believe you might find a teen or two among the artists here, which make the works that more neater.


john green print

Yasmin Rahman has a Society 6 shop set up, and the bulk of her work — which can be purchased as prints or in other formats, like phone cases or pillows — centers around YA. The print above is a collage inspired by John Green’s books.


mia cello


Gillian Berry, who has been creating art based on her favorite YA novels, recently set up a Society 6 shop for her work, too. Her prints are inspired by books, and the picture above is Mia playing her cello from Gayle Forman’s If I Stay


h potter shelf ideal bookshelf

While this one isn’t mostly dedicated to YA, it’s too great a print shop not to share. The top print is of the Harry Potter series, while the one below it is dedicated to all sorts of “coming of age” stories — some YA and some adult novels. Jane Mount and her ideal bookshelf is neat not just because of these prints and the other ones that are available (including those showcasing strong female characters, adventures, and Narnia, among others), but you can request a custom shelf be created for you. Put all your favorite YA novels into one single print or gift a print to a friend filled with his/her favorite book spines.


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