YAing News: Labor Day Edition

A person reads a book on the beach in sunlight. The red YAing News tag is beneath.

It is, at last, time for the heat to abate, for the hazy and unfixed rhythms of summer to give way to the schedule and structure of the colder months. Sometimes it feels daunting to return to the work that is expected of these months, but over the years, I’ve come around to the demands of structure. The repetition of days, the building of knowledge and memory — here is what is to be done today; here is the time it will be done at — is, perhaps, not a unique burden of the shortened days, but the best way to survive them.

At any rate, one of the routines that returns with the autumn is the regular publishing schedule here at Young Adulting. I hope you’re ready for the wonderful new voices and new books we’ll be featuring on the site in the coming months — our first review of the fall will be here on Thursday. Make sure you don’t miss it!

YAing Updates

We featured two reviews since our last update, both of them from amazing debut reviewers. Make sure you check them out below!

  • Dear Student by Elly Swartz is a novel that will make readers feel seen and less alone in this
    world, regardless of their age, gender, or ethnicity.” Read Faire Jarvis’s review of this touching middle-grade story here!
  • Right Where I Left You is a familiar love story that doesn’t take itself too seriously.” Read Sye Perry’s review of Julian Winters’ YA romance here!

Industry News

The fall publishing season is upon us, and with it, brand-new updates to share!

September 15 to October 15 marks Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month. To celebrate this occasion, you can check out the Latinx Kidlit Book Festival, which will be held on October 13 and 14. The festival is streamed live and for free on YouTube, where you can also find past video of past events.

It’s that time of year again — one of our favorite events, the Vancouver Writers Festival, is just around the corner. Held from October 17 to 23, make sure you keep an eye out for this year’s festival, which is bound to include plenty of events of interest to readers and writers of kids’ and YA books. Tanya Lloyd Kyi, one of our featured authors at YAing, has just been announced as part of the festival!

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 Tuesdays 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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