Books, middle grade literature, Reading

Meet Marley Dias

Marley Dias is the incredible 12-year-old behind the movement #1000blackgirls. Unable to find herself in literature, she set out on a mission to collect and donate books featuring black female protagonists.

And she not only succeeded, she collected close to ten times that amount.

Watch her speak about her mission below. And awesome news – through her amazing efforts, she’s landed a Scholastic book deal. Congratulations, Marley!

Books, featured, Reading, Sock Sunday, Young Adult Literature

Happy Sock Sunday!

What are we all reading this morning? This week, I finish When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon.

I’m not quite sure I’m ready to say goodbye.

Let’s be honest I was supposed to finish this book last week.

Enjoy your day!

Books, Reading, Welcome, Young Adult Literature

Welcome!

Welcome to Hooray for YA!

A little about me:

  • I love YA lit (duh).
  • I love writing about YA lit (duh).
  • I went to school and studied about how to write about YA lit (to which many people say, “Wait, you can do that?”)
  • I’m also rather fond of 19th century literature.
  • If I’m sad, I make pancakes.
  • If I’m scared, I wear superhero underwear.
  • If a dog walks past, I will point it out.

A little about you (I presume?):

  • You love YA lit.
  • You love reading about YA lit.
  • You’re looking for book recommendations.
  • You love the occasional giveaway.
  • You love book-themed recipes.

Then welcome to Hooray for YA! Engage, interact, talk to me, and keep reading!