YA Got Mail! Link round-up. (March 12)

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

Tweets of the Week

Author Affairs

Cinda Williams Chima talked about her new YA fantasy book series with Publisher’s Weekly. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff participated in an Ask Me Anything on Reddit.

The Fault in Our Stars author John Green shared the story of Aida, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, on his Tumblr. All American Boys author Jason Reynolds wrote about why single moms rock.

Is Brandon Sanderson creating a new Cosmere? Chris Lough discussed Sanderson’s newest YA deal for Tor.com. A trio of Tor authors went on tour with their authors: Victoria Schwab, Veronica Rossi and Susan Dennard.

Usborne will publish the U.K. version of Meredith Russo’s If I Was Your Girl. Four YA authors shared why they write funny YA books for Bustle.

Lady Midnight author Cassandra Clare shared her ten favorite epic fantasy series on B&N’s Teen blog. She also stopped by The Gaurdian to chat about her newest Shadowhunters book.

Author Meg Medina talked to Publisher’s Weekly about her new book Burn Baby Burn.

Representation and Responsibility

Over on Lit Hub, queer authors share the books they’d wish they’d read as teens.

Kelly Jensen wondered what our fear of sex over violence in books says about our culture over on Stacked.

Nisi Shawl created a crash course on the history of black authors in science fiction for Fantastic Stories of the Imagination.

The blogger at The Reading Nook Reviews wrote an open letter to the author who chose to ignore her advice in beta reading and continues to harass her.

Beyond the Red author Ava Jae spoke about not writing Latinx characters.

Adaptation Chatter

Publisher’s Weekly looked at the conclusion to the movie adaptations of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series.

In the Community

The Children’s Choice Book Awards are open! Vote for your favorite YA books.

​Nicole Hill talked about the historical fiction anthology A Tyranny of Petticoats on Barnes & Noble’s Teen blog.​ Molly Templeton reflected on Catherynne Valente’s Fairyland series for Tor.com.

The chair J.K. Rowling wrote the first two Harry Potter books in might sell for over 40 thousand dollars, which is a bit nutty. Emily Asher-Perrin looked at the extended Wizarding World universe and whether J.K. Rowling should continue to play in the world of Harry Potter.

List Fulfillment

Buzzfeed shared a list of 16 YA books you need to look forward to this spring.

Sona Charaipotra shared six fairytale retellings that flip tropes on their head on the Barnes & Noble Teen blog.

Pop Sugar named books to read for those who enjoy the Bronte sisters work, including April Lidner’s YA retelling of Jane Eyre.

Gurl created a list of 15 prom dresses to match YA novels. Emily from Loony Literate shared 10 of her favourite Aussie YA novels.​

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