Posts Tagged ‘ YA novels ’

YPG Writers: Conversations on Craft

YPG Writers: Conversations on Craft
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Join YPG Writers for our first ever Conversations on Craft on June 23! We are excited to announce that in addition to our bi-monthly meetings, we are launching a series devoted to examining different aspects of writing, including POV, plot, dialogue, and more. This month, we will be examining plot.  We will lead a...
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Teens Writing Teens: September’s BBL on Teenagers with Book Contracts

Teens Writing Teens: September’s BBL on Teenagers with Book Contracts
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The Outsiders, first published in in 1967, began a genre of books for and about teenagers—and it was written by one, too. S.E. Hinton wrote her bleeding-edge coming-of-age novel as a fifteen- and sixteen-year-old high school student. Nowadays young adult literature is still defined by that acutely teenaged voice, and it seems teen and...
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YPG Special Edition Book Club: Queen of the Tearling

YPG Special Edition Book Club: Queen of the Tearling
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To celebrate this epic fantasy debut, Harper sent out hundreds of copies to YPG members in one of our most epic Little Big Mouth mailings to date. The first book in a new trilogy by Erika Johansen, THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING follows a newly minted nineteen-year-old queen on a perilous journey full of...
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YPG September BBL: A Teenager with a Book Contract?

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For kids, by kids.  It’s a model explored with varying levels of authenticity in many mediums from television comedy to online journalism, broadcast radio to social media. And it’s taking the world of book publishing by storm.  More and more debut authors under the age 20 are emerging in the young readers marketplace as...
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YPG Book to Film Club: Twilight

YPG Book to Film Club: Twilight

Thanks to those of you who joined us for our last film club viewing and discussion of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Matthew Quick. It’s summertime, and our next YPG Book to Film Club selection is a classic beach read: TWILIGHT, based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer (Little, Brown, 2005).
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Book to Film Club Recap: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Accepts the YPG Love It Deserves

Book to Film Club Recap: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Accepts the YPG Love It Deserves

The YPG Book to Film Club packed into a movie theater-esque conference room at Simon & Schuster last Wednesday night, February 20th, to view the adaptation of the much beloved YA novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In this funny and touching coming-of-age story, an introvert high school freshman named Charlie is taken...
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YPG Book to Film Club: The Polar Express

YPG Book to Film Club: The Polar Express
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T’was the Wednesday before Christmas, for all YPG, And we gathered at Penguin with a movie to see, The popcorn was opened, and flavored with dill, A fairly odd flavor, but still quite a thrill,   The Polar Express was the movie of choice, Starring Tom Hanks, who played every voice, The CGI captured...
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Hungry for the Games: YPG Does Battle on Hunger Games Trivia Night

Hungry for the Games: YPG Does Battle on Hunger Games Trivia Night

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, around sixty YPG members from twelve AAP member houses and several literary agencies gathered at the AAP New York offices to duke it out on YPG's first ever Trivia Night devoted to The Hunger Games! Trivia Night made YPG members even more excited for the film's release, and will...
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You Can Read a YA Book on the Train

On February 8, 2011, in our largest Brown Bag Lunch to date, over 150 YPG members gathered at Random House to discuss an increasingly popular topic among readers and publishers: Young Adult literature.
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