Hey YA

From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, the Hey YA podcast is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

Episode 101.5Hey YA Extra Credit: Dipping Your Toes Into YA

Erica shares a couple books that made her want to read more as an adult, as well as some she's really looking forward to.

Episode 101A Hug in a Book

Kelly and Erica talk about new releases they're loving so far and about those they're excited to be released.

Episode 100.5Contemporary History: 3 Recent YA Releases

Kelly talks about three recent YA books that explore contemporary history from 1960-today.

Episode 100Foodie Tinder

Kelly and Erika talk about excellent diverse science fiction and fantasy, then offer up some delicious new foodie fiction.

Episode 99.5Hey YA Extra Credit: The First Real YA Book

Kelly shares the history and context of the first true YA book, Maureen Daly's Seventeenth Summer.

Episode 99I See a Cat, I Like It

Kelly and Erica (re)introduce themselves and talk about fun, uplifting fantasy reads, as well as excellent short reads.

Episode 98.5Unintentionally Dark and Murder-y: Most Anticipated Fall 2021 YA Releases

This week, Tirzah talks about her most anticipated fall 2021 YA releases, which end up being mostly unintentionally dark and murder-y.

Episode 98Heroines Don’t Always Have to Be Strong: YA Romance Chat with Jacqueline Firkins

Tirzah chats with YA author Jacqueline Firkins about YA romance, our favorite rom-com tropes, and book dresses.

Episode 97.5Hey YA Extra Credit: Do These Early YA Reads Hold Up?

This week, Tirzah re-reads two early YA books and talks about whether or not she would still recommend them today!

Episode 97Our Favorite Books of 2021, So Far

This week, Tirzah and Vanessa share their favorite YA releases of 2021 so far, and two upcoming YA releases they're excited about.