#YABkLove Day 12: #OwnVoices

#YABkLove Day 12

The publishing industry is making an effort to start support more diverse voices in the Young Adult book world through the #OwnVoices movement and I wanted to celebrate that today. Let me know what books you want to celebrate by any marginalized authors, POC, or anyone who fits the definition of #OwnVoices. For more info see the links below:

Corrine Duyvis on #OwnVoices 

We Need Diverse Books

Six #OwnVoices Titles from SLJ

Here are a few that I’ve been reading lately or have recently enjoyed:

 

 

#YABkLove Day 2: Contemporary

#YABkLove Day 2

What contemporary YA book do you just love?

I’ll be honest, I don’t read much YA with modern settings, or at least I hadn’t been. I have always preferred YA with a touch of Fantasy or Paranormal because reading about high school settings and cliques and boyfriend problems didn’t appeal to me. If that summation feels derogatory, you’re right. I wasn’t really giving enough Contemporaries a chance, so I’m working on changing that. ¬†I will share what I’m currently reading:

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So far it is really cute!

And a couple I have really enjoyed so far:

What contemporary YA books do you think I should try next?

#YaBkLove Help Still Needed!

July is just around the corner and that means that we will be starting #YaBkLove soon! As you can see from the graphic below, we are still in need of prompts. Some excellent ones have already been suggested to get people talking, but we would love to hear some more ideas for what kind of topics you think would get people sharing their favorite Young Adult titles. Don’t be afraid to toss out something that might generate something obscure. You can reply here or on Twitter. Share these posts and, of course, join us on July 1!

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