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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 61.5Loving On Jenny Han’s SHUG

Kelly and New York Times bestselling author Siobhan Vivian talk about SHUG, Jenny Han's debut novel.

Episode 61Burnt Toast

Eric and Kelly talk about this year's winners of the Youth Media Awards and highlight great YA by Black authors coming soon.

Episode 60.5Extra Credit: I Hope You Get This Backlist with Farah Naz Rishi

Eric is joined by Farah Naz Rishi, author of I Hope You Get This Message to talk about two of their favorite backlist titles that you should be reading... and a few more.

Episode 60One Chonky Beautiful Book

Eric and Kelly offer up a boatload of YA book recommendations for this year's Read Harder tasks.

Episode 59.5Extra Credit: The Walls Around Us and Phil Stamper

Eric is joined by Phil Stamper, author of The Gravity of Us, to talk one of their favorite backlist titles from Nova Ren Suma, The Walls Around Us. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot's newest podcast, Novel Gazing. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter! SHOW NOTES The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper Timekeeper by Tara Sim Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma 17 and Gone by Nova Ren Suma Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma Interview with Nova Ren in School Library Journal Handbook for Mortal saga 

Episode 59The Count of Monte Crisco

Eric and Kelly talk about their 2020 reading goals, then offer up an array of their most-anticipated upcoming YA books.

Episode 58Wearing Real People Clothes

Eric and Kelly highlight some of the undersung YA of 2019 and scream about what they're reading this winter.

Episode 57Coming To You In Claymation!

You asked, and Kelly and Eric answered. It's the holiday YA book recommendation extravaganza!

Episode 56Remember To Unclick Lumbersexual

Kelly and Eric talk about underrated YA gems of the last decade and highlight great reads for Native American History Month.

Episode 55Gentle Trolling

Kelly and guest host Amanda Nelson talk about crossover reads, as well as their Swiss Army YA recommendations.

Episode 54Being Petty Is An Important Reason To Read

Kelly and Eric talk about the return of vampires and go deep into YA book cover trends for 2020.

Episode 53Our Comics and YA Crossover Wishlists

Eric and Jenn talk about speculative YA, and their wishlists for YA writers who should take on comic characters.

Episode 52Class Projects About Chlamydia

Kelly and Eric talk about YA book-writing duos then highlight some of the fall titles that are falling under the radar -- but shouldn't.

Episode 51Welcome To College: Death Comes For Us All

Kelly and Eric talk about YA books that'd make great picks for college freshman to prepare for their school lives, then scream about their huge fall YA TBR lists.

Episode 50.5Extra Credit: It’s Ok If You Don’t Love Me by Norma Klein

Kelly digs into It’s Ok If You Don’t Love Me, tennis, classism, and regional identity in this final Hey YA: Extra ...