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John Green, author of Turtles All the Way Down and, of course, The Fault in Our Stars

YA Gets Real and Deals with Mental Health Issues – Part One

And what better time to take stock of this than May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month? Young Adult fiction is a good barometer of our changing culture. YA fiction exploded in “the mental health space” just as celebrities started talking more openly about their challenges: Kendrick Lamar and Dwayne Johnson (depression), Emma Stone and […]

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American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards Announced!

The anticipation is over and we’re so excited to announce the winners of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards! Every year, the ALA honors authors and creators of various media outlets for children and teens. These awards are not only given as a way to celebrate creativity and originality of the creators, they’re also […]

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