YA Wednesday: Spring Round-Up

It’s finally starting to look like spring here in New England – the tulips are popping, the buds on the trees are exploding, the grass is turning a neon shade of green. Summer is right around the corner! In celebration of the end of April, soon-to-be warm weather, and new and upcoming books, here’s a YA spring round-up.

• Every summer there’s some superhero blockbuster playing at the movie theatre, right? Now DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with Random House Books for Young Readers to bring Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman and Catwoman to life for teens in book form, giving each their own YA novel starting in 2017.

• Who says teens only want to read about superheroes and fantasy worlds? Safah, a teen contributor on The Guardian children’s books teen opinions page, argues that Teen Fiction has a Duty to Represent Real Life Politics.

• Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month? All Things Considered on NPR features a piece by Neda Ulaby called When Talking About Sexual Consent, YA Books Can Be A Parent’s Best Friend.

• Looks like The Gay Young Adult Novel You’ve Been Waiting For Is Finally Here! At least that’s what HuffPost Queer Voices claims about Tim Federle’s latest book, The Great American Whatever. Read it and see for yourself!

• And in case you were wondering about the next 230+ YA books that are coming up between now and June, BookRiot has compiled a very thorough list.

Happy Spring!

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