Hey YA Extra Credit: 25-Year YA Anniversaries

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Kelly is back to talk about 1999 YA—titles that are celebrating 25-year anniversaries this year.

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Books Discussed

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorthea Lange by Elizabeth Partridge

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Who Are You?: Voices of Mixed Race Young People edited by Pearl Fuyo Gaskins (Note that this appears out of print, but there are still copies available to purchase—it was a groundbreaking title)

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis