Dolly Parton, Patron Saint of YA

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Eric and Kelly reflect on the biggest YA stories of the year, highlight some great YA memoirs (& memoirs they’d like to see), and talk about some of their personal reading habits.

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Show Notes:

Pulp by Robin Talley

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Ruse by Cindy Pon

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Tweak by Nic Sheff

Dear Evan Hansen

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Not All Boys Are Blue by George M. Johnson

Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World by Jeff Henigson

Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson

Body Talk edited by Kelly Jensen

How libraries discriminate against undocumented children” by Erika L. Sanchez

Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi