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Hey YA

From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, the Hey YA podcast is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

Episode 91I Found Myself in Walmart

Hannah and Tirzah give a lesson on the history of publishing's paperback and hardcover divide, then talk about small and indie presses.

Episode 90.5Extra Credit: It’s Too On the Nose

Happy Poetry Month! Hannah dives into twenty years' worth of narrative verse--and a little standalone poetry, too.

Episode 90Abraham Lincoln Was Gay!

Hannah and guest Tirzah recommend a number of YA books that hit many of the Read Harder challenge tasks.

Episode 89.5Extra Credit: Bookishly Honoring the Victims of the Atlanta Shootings

Hannah invites Japanese-American author Misa Sugiura to the podcast to discuss some AAPI YA authors that are a little more under the radar than the ones you've heard of.

Episode 89What Do We Do When We’re Done With Nancy Drew?

Hannah and Kelly talk about awesome YA historical fiction featuring female leads and dig into YA mysteries -- where have they gone?

Episode 88.5In Honor of My Job Interviews…

In honor of job interview season in the academic world, Hannah gets introspective and considers what makes a good educator, highlighting five YA books with dope educators in them.

Episode 88Black Futures and More

Hannah and Kelly talk about teens and traumatic content, then highlight a range of Black science fiction and fantasy reads.

Episode 87.5Extra Credit: YA Horror and the Summer Scares

Kelly highlights this year's YA Summer Scares horror selections. Get to know some rad horror books and a rad horror-focused program.

Episode 87The Romance Elephant

Hannah and Kelly dive into YA books without romance, then highlight excellent romance YA books.

Episode 86.5Extra Credit: YA for Tweens and Younger Teens

Kelly and guest author Tiffany Schmidt talk about Cynthia Leitich Smith's recently re-released book Rain Is Not My Indian Name and dig into where the YA for younger YA readers is.