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Shelf-Involved Podcast

Oct 21, 2020

This week we're talking about YA books that deal with class dynamics and the important aspects of representation surrounding this. We're seeing this so much more in YA and we have a lot of thoughts on this one. 

Oct 14, 2020

This week we’re talking about immigrant stories in YA and how important these stories are for understanding other cultures and the realities that so many immigrants face. This list is not exhaustive, but these are some of our favorite books we’ve read about immigrant experiences in YA.

Oct 7, 2020

This week we’re talking about drag culture in YA. This is a growing trend in YA, and we think it’s such an interesting vehicle to explore identity, confidence, and unique corners of the queer community.

Sep 30, 2020

This week we’re talking about a favorite setting in coming-of-age-stories: summer camp. We have our own camp experiences, and we have, as always, many thoughts on why this is such an effective and fun to read setup for a YA novel.

Sep 23, 2020

We’re so excited to talk about our first book club pick of the season, Again Again by E. Lockhart. We’ve been a fan of E. Lockhart’s for a long time, and this newest release blew us away. Spoilers ahead for a not-so-spoilery book. We hope you enjoy the discussion.