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 102.5 Hey YA Extra Credit: Diverse Romance

Erica shares a few romances-- whimsical as well as serious-- that feature diverse characters.

Episode 102Opening Grub Hub and Doing Some Damage

Kelly and Erica highlight excellent books for Latinx Heritage Month and dig into must-read YA memoirs.

Episode 101.5Hey YA Extra Credit: Dipping Your Toes Into YA

Erica shares a couple books that made her want to read more as an adult, as well as some she's really looking forward to.

Episode 101A Hug in a Book

Kelly and Erica talk about new releases they're loving so far and about those they're excited to be released.

Episode 100.5Contemporary History: 3 Recent YA Releases

Kelly talks about three recent YA books that explore contemporary history from 1960-today.

Episode 100Foodie Tinder

Kelly and Erika talk about excellent diverse science fiction and fantasy, then offer up some delicious new foodie fiction.

Episode 99.5Hey YA Extra Credit: The First Real YA Book

Kelly shares the history and context of the first true YA book, Maureen Daly's Seventeenth Summer.

Episode 99I See a Cat, I Like It

Kelly and Erica (re)introduce themselves and talk about fun, uplifting fantasy reads, as well as excellent short reads.

Episode 98.5Unintentionally Dark and Murder-y: Most Anticipated Fall 2021 YA Releases

This week, Tirzah talks about her most anticipated fall 2021 YA releases, which end up being mostly unintentionally dark and murder-y.

Episode 98Heroines Don’t Always Have to Be Strong: YA Romance Chat with Jacqueline Firkins

Tirzah chats with YA author Jacqueline Firkins about YA romance, our favorite rom-com tropes, and book dresses.