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.

From TikTok Aesthetic to BookTok Craze: All Things Dark Academia!

Erica and Tirzah talk about the rise of dark academia in YA, what it is, and recommend some great dark academia reads across genres!

Extra Credit: When You Lose Your Wig and Other Conundrums in Historical YA Books

Erica highlights three YA historical fiction books, plus one historical nonfiction, two of which are in verse.

The YA Reader in the Library With the Candle Stick: YA Mysteries

Tirzah and Erica discuss some exciting YA book news and some great YA mysteries.

Add Some Poetry to Your TBR: Hey YA Extra Credit

This week, Tirzah recommends two great new YA novels-in-verse for April is Poetry Month!

Judging Books By Their Covers

This week, Tirzah and Erica dive into the world of YA cover design and chat about some of their favorite design elements and YA covers in recent years.

Extra Credit: YA Books Like Spirited Away

Erica discuss the movie Spirited Away 20 years later and a few books to read that share a lot in common with it.

I Know What You Did Last Adaptation: YA Adaptations to Look Forward to

Tirzah and Erica discuss adaptations of I Know What You Did Last Summer, as well as other adaptations they've liked or are looking forward to

Extra Credit: YA Duologies for Your TBR

Tirzah recommends four YA duologies that have a book two dropping in 2022!

Get Angry, Get Empowered: Talking Censorship and YA

This week, Erica and Tirzah discuss the book challenges sweeping the nation and talk about practical ways to resist, beyond "read banned books."

The First Black Queer YA novel

This week, Erica discusses what's been credited as the first queer novel featuring Black teens, and other more recent Black queer YA novels.