YAing News: Week of Mar. 28

It is now officially spring! The summer birds are starting to come back, and even though the weather hasn’t been great so far here in Vancouver, the blossoms are still beginning to peek out. I just saw my first yellow-rumped warbler of the year on my walk the other day — a sure sign of the season’s changing.

It’s not only the birds for whom spring is a busy time. This season is a notably busy one for publishing, and it’s no less busy for us here at Young Adulting, either! Our reviewers have been hard at work over the last few months poring over upcoming releases, many of which you’ll see here over the coming weeks and months. Check out our latest reviews to see what our reviewers thought of some fresh releases!

YAing Updates

Since we last spoke on these digital pages, here are the reviews we’ve published:

  • “By intertwining her struggles as a teenager with her life as an activist, Robinson reminds readers of her vulnerability and the weight that racism unjustly places on children’s shoulders.” Kaila Johnson reviews Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963 by Sharon Robinson.
  • “Susan Juby’s Me Three is a daring and refreshing exploration of 11-year-old Rodney’s coming-of-age in the midst of his father’s sexual assault allegations, the displacement of his family, and his subsequent loss of direction and identity.” Debut reviewer Holly Maurer reviews Me Three by Susan Juby, released March 22.
  • “Kaitlyn Hill’s debut novel Love From Scratch captures romance under stardom while confronting the rampant sexism in the workforce.” MacKenzie Sewell reviews Love From Scratch by Kaitlyn Hill, released April 5.

We’ll have a lot more reviews of new releases from new faces here as the spring rolls on, so make sure to check back here every Tuesday.

Industry News

The Greater Victoria Public Library has been hosting a six-episode online series on Haida and Squamish Salmon stories. The series just wrapped up with its final episode, featuring Haida storyteller K͟ung Jaadee. You can watch every episode on the GVPL’s YouTube channel until April 1.

Registration is now open for the 2022 BC Library Association Conference! The conference will be held virtually this year, with a theme of Collective Restoration.

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 newsletter is published on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. And remember to keep up with us on Twitter and Instagram!

Take care, and happy reading, 

The Young Adulting Editors 

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