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New Year, New Books: Top 10 Anticipated Young-Adult Books of 2019

There are many Young-Adult books being released in 2019, but there are 10 in particular that bibliophiles have been ranting and raving about.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019

What is a better way to ring in the new year than visiting the local Barnes & Noble to pick up some new YA releases? While many book releases have already been announced (and some are still waiting to be announced), there are 10 that bibliophiles CANNOT stop talking about. Here they are in chronol...

Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

So many new releases, not enough time! What movies were your favorite in 2018? Photo by: Bella Angell

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019

The year 2018 was full of iconic Young-Adult (YA) fiction events, from book festivals to red carpets. How could someone remember them all? Many teens are looking for a new book to read, but they struggle to find something that they are interested in. What would be more interesting than watching a boo...

“What If It’s Us” Release Event at Milton Public Library

Becky Albertalli (left) and Adam Silvera (right) discuss how they initiated the idea to incorporate the “missed connections” feature on Craigslist into their story.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018

On Oct. 9, 2018, the novel “What If It’s Us” by young-adult (YA) authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera hit shelves all over the country. To celebrate its release, the authors went on tour with eight stops in the United States: Georgia, New York, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Texas, Tennessee...

“YA” Cannot Wait to Hear about Decatur Book Festival 2018

The authors of the “YA Truth or Dare Presented by YATL” panel start off by trying to figure out the flavor of the drinks in their bottles. Little does Becky Albertalli know, she will be picked as the first contestant. Authors pictured left to right: David Arnold, Julian Winters, Nic Stone, Becky Albertalli and Angie Thomas.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018

Every year on Labor Day weekend, thousands of bibliophiles gather to meet authors, listen to panels and share their love for books. One stage in particular receives great attention every year: the Young Adult Stage. Once again, they put on a great series of discussions and authors for Decatur Book Fe...

The Upside of the Decatur Book Festival 2016: Teen Stage

The moderators and authors from the YA Truth or Dare panel gather to allow the audience to take pictures. The crowd claps and cheers for them as they exit the stage.

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016

The Decatur Book Festival took place on Sept. 3 and 4 in downtown Decatur, Georgia. It is one of the largest book festivals in the nation where a variety of authors and readers gather to talk about all things relating to books. Bibliophiles are able to meet their favorite writers, and they get to meet...

Ransom Riggs Event in Decatur

Photo used with permission by Lorrie Angell; Ransom Riggs is happy to see a devoted fan/reader with all three books for his signature.

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015

Ransom Riggs, the well-known author of the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series, included Atlanta, Georgia on his five city book release event to announce the most recent addition to his wildly popular series, Library of Souls. Previous books include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Chi...

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