Whether you spent November participating in NaNoWriMo, coming to terms with the end of Allegiant or gearing up for Thanksgiving there was a lot of YA news and links to check out. Here are some of our favorites from the month of November.
- Hunger Games: Catching Fire has some sweet tie ins including Wild Ophelia chocolate barscustomized for each district.
- In anticipation for the film, AMC Theaters released an infographic taking a look atThe Anatomy of Panem
- He’s not like the other boys. NPR discusses how Josh Hutcherson’s portrayal of Peeta in Hunger Games: Catching Fire challenges male stereotypes.
- Get ready vampire fans, the Vampire Academy film has released its theatrical trailer.
- It’s not quite like getting mail by owl, but USPS customers can send holiday cardswith Harry Potter movie themed stamps
- All month we voted and Entertainment Weekly announced The Harry Potter Series to be the Best YA Novel Of All Time.
- Bustle.com takes readers to class in Young Adult 101 : A YA Virgin’s Introductory Course In What To Read.
- NaNoWriMo wrapped up this month and Mental Floss has 14 NaNoWriMos that became published novels.
- Publishers Weekly picks The Best Children /YA Books of 2013, did your faves make the list ? How about School Library Journal’s Best Books 2013 ?
- Award winning short story writer Ken Liu isset to publish his fantasy series, The Dandelion Dynasty, with Simon & Schuster under its new imprint for all ages.
- The Steamy fiction duo behind Beautiful Bastard are branching out to publish Sublime, their first YA novel with Simon and Schuster.
- New books announcements include books for fans of Sherlock Holmes , contemporary and historical horror.
- Stacked interviews Cake Literary, a YA book packager that serves up something special, with a focus on publishing diverse fiction.
- Authors Malindo Lo, Corrine Duyvis and K Tempest Bradford host an Ask Us Anything on Reddit for writers to ask questions about writing their minority characters.
- Author Brendan Halpin looks at ‘ Diversity In YA : What About Class ?
- The Book Lantern discusses gender in YA by imagining bestselling author John Green’s publishing career is her were Joan Green.
Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
The Body In The Woods by April Henry
Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
Just Like The Movies by Kelly Fiore
Also, check out the group of covers Bloomsbury’s New Adult imprint, Bloomsbury Spark revealed this month.