Welcome to YA Got Mail!, our weekly link round-up. What else is happening in the YA world?
The New York Times wrote about how casting a black Hermione showcases a theme of the Harry Potter books themselves. The Black Feminist Geek loves black Hermione, but wants more people-of-color in Rowling’s stories. The Mary Sue looked at why a black Hermione isn’t enough.
After an uproar from the online community, Fierce Reads will release The Winner’s Kiss with the original cover, not the redesign.
Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman revealed the title to Illuminae‘s sequel.
Teen Vogue posted advice on writing from 21 YA authors.
Bustle took a look at 10 YA authors who ruled 2015.
Barnes & Noble’s Teen Blog made a list of their most anticipated queer novels of 2016.
Book Riot compiled a list of 15 YA novels to watch out for in the new year.
At Paste Magazine, Eric Smith rounded up what he considers to be the top 30 YA books of 2015.
Representation and Responsibility
Kelly Jensen created a Storify of Tweets discussing how girls are taught about sex and the horrors of the sex education system.
Kekla Magoon, for the New York Times, reviewed All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely and found it part of “a national conversation that must continue beyond its pages.”
Angie Manfredi talked about the duty of professional book reviewers over at Reading While White.
In the Community
Shelly launched a new YA podcast called Today in YA. Maureen Eichner is launching a new podcast called the World of YA.
Publisher’s Weekly looked at how bookstores celebrate YA lit.
YA Got Mail! round-ups done by Tara Hackley and Nicole Brinkley.