YA author Amber J. Keyser writes about feminist books for teens and her “Feminism and the Female Body” book tour with Elana K. Arnold, author of National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Longlist title What Girls Are Made Of.
A shorter version of this post appeared in this week’s Book Riot’s “What’s Up in YA” September 18 newsletter.
As soon as I heard about Elana K. Arnold’s most recent novel, What Girls Are Made Of, I knew we had to tour together. Her book is a visceral dissection of the enormous pressures on teenage girls. It demands to know why girls are considered consumable objects—sugar and spice—to be devoured by the nearest hungry mouth. She felt similarly about my novel, Pointe, Claw, also a ferocious exploration of the territory of the female body and what sacrifices must be made to claim it as one’s own.
Discover Super Series and Terrific New Titles for Your Library!
September 28, 2017, 1:00 pm CST
Join us on Thursday, September 28, at 1 pm CST to explore Lerner’s top Fall 2017 series and titles for grades PreK-12. From electrifying nonfiction to powerful picture books and fiction, these new releases are sure to inspire a variety of readers.
Watch & win!
Throughout the 30-minute webinar, we’ll hold live drawings for our “Feed the Need to Read” lunch bags! Nine lucky winners will be picked at random from the list of viewers.
Can’t make the date?
Register and you’ll receive a link to watch an archived video of the webinar when it becomes available. You can also view our complete list of Fall 2017 titles here.
The New Yorker posted the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Longlist this morning, and Elana K. Arnold’s YA novel What Girls Are Made Of is one of the ten titles on the list! Read More
Happy cover reveal day to Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship! This poetry picture book was written by Charles Waters and Irene Latham and illustrated by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls.
The book will be released on January 1, 2018, and Irene and Charles are sharing two of the poems from the book today. Visit Irene’s blog to read the first poem in the book, and Charles’s blog to read the second.
Plus, keep reading for the Can I Touch Your Hair? authors’ and illustrators’ notes and photos of the final art.
By Twenty-First Century Books Editorial Director Domenica DiPiazza
As TFCB’s editorial director, I love seeing each new season’s books on parade, and Fall 2017 is no exception. This season, the imprint has a fantastic lineup of STEM teen nonfiction books. STEM integration is a vital part of K-12 education, and helping students discern fact from fiction is more important than ever. These are definitely books to add to your collection. Read More