We Are YA

We Are YA

By Penguin Teen
You've heard from young adult authors on social, now hear what they really have to say! Writer and journalist Anna Borges talks with the diverse authors that make up the modern YA community on We Are YA, presented by Penguin Teen.
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The Check In: Andrea Roberston
We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Andrea Roberston, author of Forged in Fire and Stars.
29:37
March 27, 2020
The Check In: Jennifer Iacopelli
We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Jennifer Iacopelli, author of Break the Fall.
36:25
March 26, 2020
The Check In: Natalie C. Parker
We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Natalie C. Parker, author of the Seafire trilogy.
29:50
March 25, 2020
The Check In: Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and the upcoming Time of Our Lives.
25:03
March 24, 2020
The Check In: Isabel Sterling
We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Isabel Sterling, author of These Witches Don’t Burn and the upcoming This Coven Won’t Break.
18:44
March 23, 2020
The Check In: Jennifer Dugan
We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Jennifer Dugan, author of Hot Dog Girl and the upcoming Verona Comics.
22:33
March 20, 2020
The Check In: Melissa de la Cruz
We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Melissa de la Cruz, author of Alex & Eliza and the new bestseller, The Queen's Assassin.
17:53
March 19, 2020
The Check In: Adib Khorram
We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Adib Khorram, author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay.
30:14
March 18, 2020
The Check In: Kat Cho
We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Kat Cho, author of WICKED FOX.
26:59
March 17, 2020
The Check In: Randy Ribay
We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Randy Ribay, author of PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING.
20:47
March 16, 2020
Living Multiple Identities with Namrata Tripathi
Namrata Tripathi on living multiple identities, the power of names, and her new publishing imprint Kokila Books
39:59
November 7, 2019
Good Sex in YA with Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson on female pleasure, the end of hook-up culture, good anger, and her memoir SHOUT.
47:10
October 31, 2019
Is YA Losing Its Edge? with Amanda Joy
Amanda Joy on content warnings, Euphoria, "issue" books, what Glee would look like in 2019, and her book A River of Royal Blood.
42:53
October 24, 2019
Who owns #OwnVoices? with Kat Cho
Kat Cho on #OwnVoices, K-Dramas, gif vs jif, and her book Wicked Fox.
42:09
October 17, 2019
Taking the guilt out of guilty pleasures with Renée Ahdieh
Renée Ahdieh on vampires, reclaiming pleasure, food writing, and her book The Beautiful.
32:01
October 10, 2019
The mental health crisis in YA with Nina LaCour
Nina LaCour on mental health representation in YA and her novels Hold Still and We Are Okay.
44:13
October 3, 2019
Is social media bad? with Akilah Hughes
Akilah Hughes on old-school YouTube, digital therapy, Neopets, toxic comment sections, and her book Obviously: Stories from My Timeline.
57:39
September 26, 2019
Finding joy with Gabby Rivera
Gabby Rivera on writing for Marvel, being a queer joyful Puerto Rican from the Bronx and her book Juliet Takes a Breath.
34:46
September 19, 2019
Introducing We Are YA
Subscribe now, and catch the first episode on September 19.
00:19
August 28, 2019