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?
Tweet of the Week
Doing your research on writing outside your lane should start *before* you ask others for help. “How do I write you?” is not research.
— Dahlia Adler (@MissDahlELama) October 21, 2015
Rick Riordan talked about how he adapted Norse mythology into his new Magnus Chase books. Patrick Ness talked about writing fantasy and The Rest of Us Just Live Here – while Epic Reads wants to know what indie trope you would be in The Rest of Us Just Live Here.
Michelle Smith celebrated the six-month anniversary of her novel Play On, and Lance Rubin shared thoughts about his six-month anniversary of Denton Little’s Deathdate. Victoria Schwab shared why she got a key tattoo – and no, it has nothing to do with The Archived.
Marieke Nijkamp shared the Tumblr for her upcoming book This Is Where It Ends. Huffington Post Women profiled An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir.
Barnes & Noble Teen chatted with Marie Lu about The Rose Society and writing a villainess.
Harry Potter Forever
What happens if you take all of Dumbledore’s advice for a week? Mugglenet member Charlotte gave it a try.
Slate challenged the notion that Hermione Granger should be defaulted to white.
Hypable shared a list of 14 things in the Harry Potter series that will break your heart. Buzzfeed rounded up a list of excellent Harry Potter related Tweets.
Representation in YA
Kelly Jensen pointed out that two recent Epic Reads covers leave a lot to be desired, hiding a person of color in the shadows and misrepresenting a disabled character.
Roshani Choksi wrote a post as part of Read.Sleep.Repeat’s Month of Diversity about how she wants all the things.
CJ Skuse says that we need angry girls in YA.
Stacked Books curated a list of “In Real Life” books in YA. Kelly Jensen shared another 3 on a YA theme list: Diverse Takes on Romeo & Juliet.
Bustle rounded up a list of 8 YA novels paving the way to innovation. They also shared 15 life advice tips from the characters of Rainbow Rowell’s novels.
Uppercase founder Lisa Parkin shared 5 exciting trends to look out for the new year.
A Little Bit of Everything
A district in New Jersey tried to ban John Green’s Looking for Alaska, but lost the fight once the school reviewed the book under its board policy. Huzzah for board policies!
Flavorwire asks: does a genderbent Twilight disprove the notion that Twilight is sexist? Meanwhile, at the Salt Lake Tribune, Sean P. Means looks at the impact Twilight has left on pop culture in the past decade.
The New York Public Library looked at the history of YA.
YA Got Mail! round-ups done by Tara Hackley and Nicole Brinkley.