YA Got Mail! Link round up. (December 19)

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​Welcome to YA Got Mail!, our weekly link round-up. Time to take a look at other interesting blog posts, Tweets, and articles that have hit the web this past week. What else is happening in the YA world?

Author Affairs

Noelle Stevenson talked about Nimona and fanart with SLJ.

Kelly Jensen looked at the Morris award and debut YA releases in November and December.

Sabaa Tahir and Renee Ahdieh gave advice to authors debuting in 2016.

Natasha Sinel talked about why there’s nothing wrong with having sex in YA, and why it’s not the first thing parents should ask.
Danielle Binks talked about her career and her role as editor of an upcoming Australian YA short story collection.

List Fulfillment

​Carrie Mesrobian made a list of YA books with friends-with-benefits-without-romance.

Book Riot ​​named their best books of 2015. Bustle named the 10 YA authors that made their mark in 2015.

If you’re suffering from Jessica Jones withdrawal, the Barnes & Noble Teen blog has a list of YA reads for you. They also have a a list of reads for Jane Austen fans to celebrate Emma‘s 200th book birthday.

They also also shared a list of their 25 most anticipated 2016 YA contemporaries, and a list of their 15 most anticipated 2016 debuts. They’re good at lists.

Representation in YA

John Corey Whaley shared how he uses his anxiety to motivate his writing.

Dahlia Adler created a Storify about a conversation about ignoring queer lady relationships in YA. Nita Tyndall wrote about being the cautionary queer girl tale in YA. Tessa Gratton wrote about choosing queer.

Courtney Summers wrote a blog post about how she will always write and believe that difficult girls are deserving of love and excellent writing advice.) Summers’ #ToTheGirls campaign for All the Rage made Stylist’s top 15 feminist hashtags of 2015.

E.K. Johnston talked about rape culture in YA, and how we have to take a more serious look at rape culture in genre fiction. Ted Dawe talked about sex in YA generally.

Elizabeth Bartmess took a look at autistic representation in kidlit and the real-life consequences.

Adaptation Chatter

Jennifer Lawrence thinks it’s too soon for Hunger Games prequel films. Duh.

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