Interviews
Angie Thomas on Tupac, Honoring Young Black Men, and What’s Next
The author of 'The Hate U Give' and 'On the Come Up' pays tribute to the experience of Black manhood with 'Concrete Rose,' a prequel about Maverick, one of her most beloved characters. Read now
Interviews
Bill Konigsberg Builds 'The Bridge' to A Better Option
Acclaimed author Bill Konigsberg crafts a complete narrative exploring depression and suicide in his speculative and moving novel about two struggling teens. Read now
Interviews
'The Black Flamingo' Sings the Joys of Drag
Dean Atta's Stonewall Award-winning debut verse novel is an uplifting tale about a Black queer teen finding identity and acceptance as a drag artist. Read now
Interviews
Kiera Cass Lets Her Characters Take the Reins in 'The Betrothed'
Kiera Cass, author of the internationally best-selling The Selection series, transports us once again with 'The Betrothed,' a royal love story dripping with Tudor-inspired intrigue. Read now
Arts & Culture
#OwnVoices Stories from Top YA Authors
Teens are some of society’s earliest change adopters, and today’s world is full of budding young activists. But it’s critical for these same teens to see themselves reflected in the genre that is based on their experiences. Thankfully, YA fiction is rife with powerful stories from contemporary, black women writers. They have created some of the most enduring and popular fiction of the last several years, while showcasing the many subgenres of YA: contemporary, fantasy, romance, LGBTQIA+, and more. And each of these writers takes it one step further in their #ownvoices work, by poignantly highlighting social and racial injustices for their listeners. Read now
Arts & Culture
Exceptional Tween Fiction by Black Writers and Narrators
Part of making this a more equitable world is ensuring that young readers and listeners can see themselves represented in stories, though for too long people of color have been underrepresented in publishing. If you’re looking for captivating listens for you or your kids about Black experiences, these are some of the incredible listens that have won our hearts. Read now
Arts & Culture
Sandhya Menon Goes From The Dimple-verse To Fairy Tales
The best selling YA author of 'When Dimple Met Rishi' brings a unique new take on 'Beauty and The Beast.' Read now