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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 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.

Episode 86Nightmare in a Crowd

Hannah and Kelly talk about the ALA Youth Media Award winners and honorees, then dig into imaginary YA book titles, pairing them with real YA books and/or dream titles.

Episode 85.5Extra Credit: When I Hear “Steam Engine,” I Think Of Jack and Kate Running Through the Boiler Room

Hannah and special guest Emily Blaeser talk about their favorite YA audiobooks.

Episode 85Coming Soon: Smizecream

Hannah and Kelly talk about YA books set in super short time frames, as well as YA books about the end of the world.

Episode 84.5Extra Credit: Food and Wine, Chips and Cheese, Picture Books and YA

Hannah pairs recent picturebooks with some great YA titles, both recent and backlist.

Episode 84You Wear a Belt for That?

Hannah and Kelly talk about YA books that have been reissued, modernized, or turned into graphic novels and highlight great writing guides by YA authors.

Episode 83.5Extra Credit: Fat Girls in YA

Kelly and guest Crystal Maldonado talk about the 2007 YA book My Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught and how FAT isn't a bad word.