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Mental Health in YA Lit

teen sitting against the wall

Mental health and mental illness are no longer the taboo subjects they once were.  In fact, open discussion about mental health and illness is encouraged now more than ever.   YA authors are writing about mental health and teens with mental illness in honest and open ways.  Whether you have your own experience with mental health topics or are trying to better understand mental health, there’s likely a… read more >>

Art in YA Fiction

art palatte

Hello, art lovers! A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes words paint a pretty awesome picture, too. And these YA books featuring art create some pretty fantastic portraits of their characters. After all, writing is a form of art! So take some time to give your brushes and pencils a rest so you… read more >>

Fiction about Food

woman reading and eating

Do you need books that can make your mouth water? Food can be as important in fiction as characters, and we don’t have to turn to a cookbook for delicious descriptions. Try some of these books if you’ve got food on the brain: Like Water for Chocolate  by Laura Esquivel Tita is cursed being the youngest… read more >>