#Young Adult Literature

Looking for the best young adult books, new YA books for your pre-order list, or young adult fiction for yourself or to give to the teens in your life? We’ve got you covered.

What is Quiet YA?: No Easy Definition

An exploration of what makes a YA book "quiet."

What Was The First “YA” Book?

Do you know what the first “official” YA book was? Here are a couple clues: it was written in 1942 and has been in print ever since.

What Makes a YA Book “The Best Of All Time?”

Is it even possible to create a "best of all time" list, when that list is outdated the moment it's published?

Sex in Young Adult Books Is Age Appropriate

Books banners say sex in YA is age inappropriate, but that ignores that more than half of American teens have had sex by the time they're 18.

8 of The Best Mental Health Nonfiction For Teen Readers

This list of nonfiction reads is for the teens struggling with the mental health. May you find something comforting and insightful, like (Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health By Kelly Jensen.

Spring 2022 YA Paperbacks for Your TBR

Read your way into some of these excellent spring 2022 YA paperbacks, with something for every kind of reader.

Geek Out Over Greek YA Retellings

Retellings in YA are perennially popular, but Greek mythology has especially had a moment in recent years.

What Guidance Did Vintage Teen Advice Books Offer?

Who can be dull when you could be buying condensed (white) milk? A look at midcentury teen advice books.

Bookish Goods for Margaret Rogerson Fans

Discover the best bookish swag for fans of YA fantasy author Margaret Rogerson, from pins and mugs to magnetic bookmarks

Shoot, Cheer, and Score: YA Sports Comics

Read your way into some outstanding YA sports comics.