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 63.563.5: Extra Credit Backlist Picks with Shveta Thakrar!

Eric is joined by Shveta Thakrar, author of Star Daughter, to talk about two of their favorite backlist titles that you should be reading… and a few more. 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 Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer The Feminist Agenda of Jemima Kincaid by Kate Hattemer Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman Taken by Erin Bowman Contagion by Erin Bowman When the Moon Was Ours by Anna Marie McLemore Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Episode 63Live: Podcasting While Eating Chocolate Cake

Eric and Kelly come to you live, highlighting a ton of upcoming YA books, as well as audience recommended reads.

Episode 62.5Backlist for Black History Month

Kelly highlights 3 backlist YA titles for Black History Month -- and beyond.

Episode 62Catching Feels for YA Dads

Eric and Kelly talk about P.S., I Still Love You, swoony fathers in YA, and what YA rom-coms they're itching for in 2020.

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.