YA Got Mail! Link round up (January 9).

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​Welcome to YA Got Mail!, our weekly link round-up. What else is happening in the YA world?

Current Events

Variety named the film adaptation of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl one of the most underrated films of 2015.

Word and Film named the book-to-movie adaptations to be most excited for in 2016, including the film based on Let It Snow by Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson and John Green.

Kimberly at Stacked did a wrap-up of this years Cybils awards, which she helped select the shortlist for.

​We would also like to note that YA bloggers have recently fallen prey to a catfishing scheme by an author posing as a publicist at Penguin Random House. Bloggers, stay safe!

Author Affairs

Author Tara Sim wrote about being half-Indian, and not being Indian enough.​ Ariana Quiñónez reviewed E.K. Johnston’s A Thousand Nights for Hypable. ​

Meagan Rivers will be changing her name to what it was always meant to be – Meagan Rivera – and talks about the racism behind the change of names and the, “oh, you don’t look Hispanic!” comments. NPR interviewed All-American Boys authors Jason Reynolds and Brandan Kiely.

John Corey Whaley interviewed Morris finalist Becky Albertalli. The Library of Congress appointed Gene Luen Yang as the national ambassador for young people’s literature.

Maureen Johnson shared the details of her sickness this year and declared herself in the Space Mountain gift shop.

At the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog, 10 YA authors talked about what it’s like not to be a debut author anymore. Author Marieke Nijkamp discussed the research she did for This is Where It Ends and diversity in books.

List Fulfillment

Navdeep Singh Dhillon made a list of 54 first lines from novels by people of color in 2015, including YA books.

Karen Jensen wants you to stop telling her teenage daughter – and all teenage girls – that they’re too sensitive.

22 YA authors shared their must-reads from 2015 on Paste. We Heart YA named their favorite 2015 YA reads.

​Pop Crush and Bustle named their most anticipated reads of 2016.​

Representation and Responsibility

Non Pratt says that nothing should be taboo in YA.

Need a new book club? Maybe the #BiYA Book Club will suit your needs.

In the Community

Rhianna Pratchett wrote a piece on her father Terry Pratchett for the Guardian.​

Penguin Teen wrote a defense of the standalone novel.

Popsugar Australia created a “Who Is Your YA Boyfriend?” quiz with some of YA’s most well-known love interests.

YA Got Mail! round-ups done by Tara Hackley and Nicole Brinkley.

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Tara is a twenty-something with a love of writing, animals, and life. She's usually reading or writing but if she's not, she's out finding her next great adventure.

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