CHICAGO — Booklandia—Where YA Books Live has just joined the roster of popular Booklist Online e-newsletters. This new free bimonthly newsletter will keep subscribers updated on trends in YA literature through a mix of original feature articles and selected Booklist reviews of notable YA titles, as well as offering informative, entertaining and often edgy commentary on the YA scene.
Readers can look forward to regular author spotlights; Michael Cart on crossovers (adult fiction appealing to YAs and vice versa); YA fiction and trends Booklist Books for Youth editors Gillian Engberg, Ilene Cooper, Dan Kraus and Annie Kelley like and don’t like; series fiction updates; featured reading lists; and a wide variety of other content.
Editor Dan Kraus welcomes readers to the first issue. “This right here is the newsletter for YA. If that’s outside your interest, then skedaddle. This is where you’re gonna find reviews of not only the best and brightest YA out there, but also the strangest and darkest, too. Our syllabi includes interviews with writerly types (spoiler: most writers are weird); features on the past and future of the YA world; cattle-call round-ups of trends and series and crossovers; and “List & Shout,” a regular list with so much attitude that it’s already received a week’s worth of detention. . . . So let’s get started. Click with wild abandon. “
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