YAing News: Week of Apr. 19

Hello lovely readers! We hope you’re all doing well, enjoying the spring weather, and reading great books.

YAing Updates

We have two new reviews out for you to read: Lucy Crisp and the Vanishing House by Janet Hill and Playlist: The Rebels and Revolutionaries of Sound by James Rhodes. Also, to accompany the review, definitely check out our interview with author Janet Hill!

Other Great Reads

This is an older interview from 2019, but we loved Mary H.K. Choi’s YA novel Permanent Record, and this would be a great companion piece to read alongside our review.

Also, if you are a fan of Hilda (both the Netflix series and the original comic series), Publishers Weekly did an interview with Luke Pearson that you may find interesting. Pearson speaks about the differences in the storyboarding process, and how the adaptation came about.

Have you been wondering what kinds of books are going to emerge in our post-pandemic world? You can read a glimpse of what that might look like in Quill & Quire’s “Roundtable: Authors reflect on writing the first draft of COVID-19’s history”. On a similar note, Quill & Quire released a great article on the impacts that COVID-19 has had on families and literacy-based skills for kids.

Upcoming Events

The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) Prairie Horizons Conference 2021: New World, New Opportunities will be taking place online on May 21-22, 2021. The online conference will feature several Canadian creators and publishers, and there will also be a Portfolio and Manuscript Critique Event for creators who are looking to receive professional feedback. Make sure you register by May 18.

Canadian Independent Bookstore Day is on April 24! The Canadian Independent Booksellers Association has organized a contest to encourage readers to support their local independent bookstore: books can be purchased from any Canadian independent bookstore on April 24 or April 25 for eligibility. Definitely check out their website for more information on this fun initiative.

That’s all for this week, but as always please do send us your news related to children’s and young adult literature at young.adulting@ubc.ca 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


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