Happy December everyone! After the year we’ve all had, we hope this month is filled with warm, cozy evenings and lots of time dedicated to taking care of yourselves.
Call for Submissions
Annick Press has released a call for submissions for a new anthology aimed for ages 12+ that is to be created by and for the trans, non-binary, and genderqueer communities for publication in 2022. This project will provide amazing #ownvoices representation at each part of the production process. Check out more information on this incredible project here.
Great Readings & Gift Ideas
We really enjoyed this article from Publishers Weekly on the expanding diversity in non-fiction for teens who are increasingly socially engaged and involved in activism. Also check out their list of New and Forthcoming Social Justice titles, which includes several children’s and young adult titles.
Looking for gift ideas? Here are some lists from Publishers Weekly and Quill and Quire featuring books that would make great gifts this holiday season for the young adults and YA lit enthusiasts in your life. And if you can, support local bookstores in your holiday shopping. Not-Amazon.ca is an exciting new site that collects Canadian local businesses, including bookstores, in one convenient resource–new stores and locations are continuing to be added, so keep checking it out.
Check out our reviewer Logaine’s wonderful reviews of Salma the Syrian Chef and The Stone of Sorrow. She also interviewed Danny Ramadan, the author of Salma the Syrian Chef, for our December author highlight. Reviewer Lisa Matthewson also wrote a moving review of Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee.
As always, please do send us your news related to children’s and young adult literature at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can feature them in future newsletters. Our newsletters are published on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month.
Take care, and happy reading,
The Young Adulting Editors