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 112.5YA Books Inspired by THE WILD SWANS

This week, Tirzah recommends two great YA fantasy novels inspired by the fairy tale The Wild Swans.

Episode 112You Get a Printz, and You Get a Printz!

This week, Erica and Tirzah talk about the 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards winners and honors, including the Printz Award!

Episode 111.5No Justice, No Peace: YA Books with Activism

This week, Erica goes over a few YA books that feature activist main characters, and tips for activism.

Episode 111From Hardly Reading to Reading Harder

Tirzah and Erica discuss the Shadow and Bone season 2 announcement, the merits of reading the books before watching the show, and the books they want to or have read for Book Riot's 2022 Read Harder challenge.

Episode 110.5Hey YA Extra Credit: I Did Blind Date With a YA Book for Science (AKA This Podcast)

Episode 110I Don’t Know About You, But We’re Feeling 2022: Most Anticipated 2022 YA Releases

For their first episode of 2022, Erica and Tirzah talk about their most-anticipated 2022 releases, and their holiday reading!

Episode 109Our Favorite YA Books of 2021

Tirzah and Erica narrow down a huge list of wonderful books they read this year and talk about some of their favorites, as well as some YA award news.

Episode 108.5Hey YA Extra Credit: Magical, Musical YA Novels in Verse

Erica gets into a few YA novels in verse with interesting female protagonists.

Episode 108Emotional Turbulence Incoming: YA Books About Found Family

This week, Erica and Tirzah discuss the importance of found family YA books, especially during the holidays, and offer some recommendations!

Episode 107.5Hey YA Extra Credit: Stunning Graphic Novels to TBR

Tirzah recommends three YA graphic novels from her 2021 reading.