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Shelf-Involved Podcast

Mar 24, 2021

This week we’re talking about disability representation in YA. Most of these books are own voices stories about disabilities both visible and invisible, and we learned a lot about the harmful effects of casual (and overt) ableism and the importance of this kind of representation. As always, if we missed a big one,...


Mar 17, 2021

This week we're talking about comedy in YA, and not just hilarious books but books that deal significantly with comedy as an art form. We're talking teen stand-ups and improv summer camps, and Kenzie reveals her deep obsession with comedian memoirs. 


Mar 10, 2021

This week we’re talking about food in YA and how we love learning about characters, families, and cultures through the food they make. We also talk about why we love this so much and how food in YA has changed over the last ten years and memorable food moments from books when we were kids.


Mar 3, 2021

We're talking some of our favorite stories of heartbreak in YA. Almost all YA books have that moment, that chapter near the end of the book where the main character has no friends, no love, real dark night of the soul stuff, but in this episode, we're looking specifically at stories that deal with the aftermath...