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Forever Young Adult Book Plate

Forever Young Adult Book Plate

By Forever Young Adult Book Plate
Every month we eat our words. From an Amuse Bouche summarizing the meal to our final drinks where we toast to the next month, book plate tackles the tough subjects of Young Adult literature: diversity, narrative, genre, believability - we talk about how Forever Young Adult's book club picks do or do not make us a feel a type of way. If you love literature, food, and book dissection - join us, for a delicious discussion of all things Young Adult.

Learn more about Forever Young Adult: foreveryoungadult.com/
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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's November 2020 book club pick, Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Who're You by Fela Kuti. Recorded in Oakland.
40:01
January 4, 2021
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's October 2020 book club pick, Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, by Judy Garland. Recorded in Oakland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CMSjI-Znc4 http://www.thehoodwitch.com/
32:07
December 1, 2020
Jackpot by Nic Stone
“This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's September 2020 book club pick, Jackpot by Nic Stone. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Still Fly by Big Tymers.
39:13
November 12, 2020
A Curse So Dark And Lonely
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's August 2020 book club pick, A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve. Recorded in Oakland.
45:54
November 6, 2020
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's July 2020 book club pick, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Feeling Myself featuring Beyonce and Nicki Minaj. Recorded in Oakland.
34:47
October 27, 2020
Lovely War by Julie Berry
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's June 2020 book club pick, Lovely War by Julie Berry. Spoilers. Some swears.  Music is the opening of the full cast audio recording of Lovely War by Penguin Random House Audio. Original music by Pianist and composer Benjamin Salisbury.  Read more about the full cast audio book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/blog/julie-berry-shares-the-magic-and-music-of-lovely-war/ Read more about James Reese Europe here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Reese_Europe Recorded in Oakland.
30:09
October 21, 2020
The Reader by Traci Chee
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's May 2020 book club pick, The Reader by Traci Chee. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Soran Bushi Performed by Abe Hidesaburo, Jin Chieko, Katakura Yujiki, Kikuchi Tomojiro,Takashi Yujiro. https://open.spotify.com/track/3n8z9GFtXTQKjsZ1pw418k?si=TjgSfkG-Q12X5-AWvNA5JQ https://www.komuso.com/pieces/pieces.pl?piece=2486
56:12
August 18, 2020
Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's April 2020 book club pick, Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill Recorded in Oakland. Moxie Girls Fight Back Black Lives Matter Wear a Mask
1:28:46
July 3, 2020
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's March 2020 book club pick, Wilder Girls by Rory Power. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Infected by Bad Religion and Pretty Piece of Flesh by One Inch Punch. Recorded in Oakland.
44:45
April 10, 2020
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's February 2020 book club pick, Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Don't Stop Me Now by Queen. Recorded in Oakland.
46:08
March 12, 2020
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's January, 2020 book club pick, The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Makochi Pitensin by Jaramar. Recorded in Oakland. We talk about some relevant commentary.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2020/02/04/disability-etiquette-lessons-from-a-campaign-encounter-gone-wrong/#757925c62f61 https://twitter.com/mreugenegrant?lang=en https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers_(film)
52:35
February 24, 2020
The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's December 2019 book club pick, The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Love Potion # 9 by The Coasters. Recorded in Oakland. Amanda is back! We're happy to have her voice in the conversation.
44:32
February 6, 2020
If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's November 2019 book club pick, If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Fuck You by Lily Allen. Recorded in Oakland. We talk apologies and how to do it, the difference between cancel culture, being called out and online harassment, and we add a new segment Side Dish, where we talk about the Young Adult gossip of the month. Some reference articles for the episode. https://www.businessinsider.com/dan-harmon-of-rick-and-morty-apologized-for-harassment-2018-1 https://youtu.be/C8xJXKYL8pU https://northoftheinternet.com/leila-sales/ https://gen.medium.com/can-you-escape-the-internet-331638ac78a2
1:12:30
December 2, 2019
Sadie by Courtney Summers
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's October 2019 book club pick, Sadie by Courtney Summers. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Where Are You Now by Michelle Branch. Notes on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women www.csvanw.org/mmiw/ @DelSchilling September 2019 New York Times Article www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/…ld-sex-abuse.html Gaslit Nation Episode www.gaslitnationpod.com/episodes-tran…y-world-order Recorded in Oakland.
59:49
November 1, 2019
Warcross by Marie Lu
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's September 2019 book club pick, Warcross by Marie Lu. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Go Out With a Bang by Bang Energy. Recorded in Oakland.
36:44
October 18, 2019
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's August 2019 book club pick, Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Just Like Heaven by The Cure. Recorded in Oakland.
36:49
October 7, 2019
Royals by Rachel Hawkins
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's July 2019 book club pick, Royals by Rachel Hawkins. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Royals by Lorde. Recorded in Oakland.
1:00:32
September 8, 2019
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's June 2019 book club pick, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is War of Hearts by Ruelle found through the The Cruel Prince Spotify playlist  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5VprNpZMCeU6EW9qwm64J1?si=exX307mxT5iYMVSa7WgI8g Recorded in Oakland.
49:56
August 10, 2019
On Fortune's Wheel/The Tale of Birle by Cynthia Voigt
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's May 2019 book club pick, On Fortune's Wheel/Tale of Birle by Cynthia Voigt. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Jackaroo by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman. Recorded in Oakland.
44:54
July 25, 2019
Far From The Tree by Robin Brenway
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's April 2019 book club pick, Far From The Tree by Robin Brenway. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland.  Music is We Are Family by Sister Sledge. 
1:00:03
July 18, 2019
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's March 2019 book club pick, Dread Nation by Justina Ireland.  Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland.  Music is Workin' Woman Blues by Valerie June. Found through the Dread Nation playlist on Spotify.
50:35
July 4, 2019
Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's February 2019 book club pick, Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann. Recorded in Oakland. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is Nobody Knows by The Tony Rich Project.
1:25:16
June 8, 2019
A Million Junes by Emily Henry
This is Book Plate's discussion Forever Young Adult's January 2019 book club pick of A Million Junes by Emily Henry. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland. Music is  Black Horse and the Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall.
36:47
May 23, 2019
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's December 2018 book club pick, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland. Music is Fire on the Mountain by Asa (Asha).
39:48
May 10, 2019
Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index by Julie Israel
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's November 2018, book club pick, Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index by Julie Israel. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland.
40:25
April 12, 2019
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's October 2018 book club pick, The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland.
37:15
April 5, 2019
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's September 2018 book club pick, In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland.
27:01
April 5, 2019
Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's August, 2018 book club pick, Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland.
37:22
March 29, 2019
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's July 2018 book club pick, Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland.
23:35
March 22, 2019
How to Break a Boy by Laurie Devore
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's June 2018 book club pick, How to Break a Boy by Laurie Devore. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland.
22:13
March 15, 2019
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's May 2018 book club pick, Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland, CA. Music is The Dance No 1 by Laraaji
30:02
March 8, 2019
Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's April 2018 book club pick, The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland. Music is Another Dance by Dario Marianelli & Performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet
27:38
March 1, 2019
Genuine Fraud by e. lockhart
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's March, 2018 book club pick, Genuine Fraud by e. lockhart. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland, CA.
24:53
February 22, 2019
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's February 2018 book club pick, A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland. Music: Origin of the World by Murcof and In My Life by The Beatles
24:36
February 15, 2019
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's January 2018 book club pick, All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland, CA.
43:22
February 8, 2019
When the Moon Was Ours by Anne-Marie McLemore
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's December 2017 book club pick, When the Moon Was Ours by Anne-Marie McLemore. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland, CA.
51:27
February 1, 2019
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's November 2017 book club pick, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded at JA House.
1:03:21
January 25, 2019
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's October, 2017 book club pick, Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. Spoilers. Some Swears. Recorded in Oakland.
1:01:53
January 18, 2019
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's September 2017 book club pick, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland.
47:49
January 10, 2019
The Memory Book by Lara Avery
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's August 2017 book club pick, The Memory Book by Lara Avery. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded in Oakland, California. Special thanks to JaMile Jackson for sound engineering assistance. Music is "Without You My Life Would be Boring" by The Knife.
33:43
January 10, 2019
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's July 2017 book club pick, If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded at Oakland Music Complex. Background music courtesy of Body Void.
54:07
January 10, 2019
Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's June 2017 book club pick, Roses and Rot by Kat Howard. Recorded at the Oakland Music Complex. Background bass compliments of Body Void. Spoilers. Some swears. Music is: - O Mio Babbino Caro (Hudson Mohawke Remix) from the Grand Theft Auto III 10th Anniversary Remix - Smells Like Teen Spirit by 2Cellos
41:27
January 10, 2019
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's May 2017 book club pick, Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded at Oakland Music Complex.
56:39
January 10, 2019
Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's April 2017 book club pick, Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded at Oakland Music Complex.
37:39
January 10, 2019
Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's March 2017 book club pick, Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded at Oakland Music Complex.
41:09
January 10, 2019
My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's February 2017 book club pick, My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows. Spoilers. Some swears. Recorded at Oakland Music Complex
41:08
January 10, 2019
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's January 2017 book club pick, The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. Spoilers. Some swears.
46:47
January 10, 2019
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett.
This is Book Plate's discussion of Forever Young Adult's December 2016 book club pick, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett. Spoilers, some swears. Recorded at Oakland Music Complex.
46:21
January 10, 2019
Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
This is FYA Book Plate's discussion of the November 2016 monthly book club pick from Forever Young Adult. This is Out of Darkness, by Ashley Hope Perez. Spoilers. Some swears.
30:51
January 10, 2019