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Shelf-Involved Podcast

Nov 25, 2020

This week we're talking about dark fantasy in YA! We're discussing why we're so drawn to this genre and how we've seen YA fantasy evolve in recent years. And as always, we talk about a lot of books. 


Nov 19, 2020

This week we’re talking about a classic story trope — victories, triumph, winning the big game, etc. This trope has seen many variations over the years, and no surprises, the most recent way that YA has turned it on its head and given us the happily-ever-afters we deserve makes us very happy.


Nov 11, 2020

This week we're talking about Jewish representation in YA and why we think this growing subgenre is so important. We love reading about teens from other cultural and religious backgrounds, and the books on this list are excellent. 


Nov 4, 2020

This week we are reading Walter Dean Meyer’s iconic novel Monster, which tells the story of a teenage boy wrongfully incarcerated. This book came out almost 20 years ago, but it remains incredibly relevant and powerful. We loved this one.