Carol Weston Knows All About Teen Girl Problems

When I was growing up, my mom got me a subscription to Girls’ Life magazine. When it came every month, the first thing I did was turn to the ... Read more »

Jillian Tamaki Talks Comics, Mutants, and Why Canada is Awesome

Tom Spurgeon of the Comics Reportecalled it: This is going to be Jillian Tamaki’s... Read more »

Revolution Sells

In the new Hunger Games film, Katniss is the kind of rebel who still makes a great Barbie branding opportunity. I have a soft spot in my heart for Katniss Everdeen. I mean who doesn’t? She’s the cornerstone of her family, she is a total slayer with her bow and arrow, she’s got a sweet... Read more »

Who Could Say No to a Bilingual Comic Called "Lowriders in Space"?

Lowriders in Space is a new comic that’s just as much of an adventure as it sounds like.  Read more »

Don't Let Classic YA Novels Go Out of Print

Lizzie Skurnick knows YA. She wrote about books like The Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved for Jezebel, and those columns turned into Shelf Discovery: The Teen... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: We Love YA

Young adult literature shapes our imaginations and our identities. We explore the world of young adult literature with help from some great authors. We talk with Marni Bates, who wrote a memoir when she was just 19 that spelled out the reality of her teen life... Read more »

Did Lois Lowry Sell Out Your Childhood?

Film adaptations of dystopian young adult fiction are officially a “thing.” This year alone will see the release of at least four: the third Hunger Games, new blockbuster DivergentMaze Runner, and finally The Giver, which opened last Friday... Read more »

Fed Up With a Lack of Diverse Children's Books, Queer Parents Write Their Own

Once upon a time, Bear Bergman was reading to his four-year-old son Stanley before bed. His husband had ordered a big new stack of books that included queer characters. Read more »

The Surprising Emotional Core of "The Fault in Our Stars"

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort star as teens whose story inspired an infinite pile of Tumblr fan art.    In the last year, it seems like movie studios have learned that audiences actually want... Read more »

Sci-Fi YA Series Tankborn Imagines Caste, Class, and Skin Color in Dystopia

This month, the final book in Karen Sandler’s dystopian young adult sci-fi series Tankborn hits the shelves. I profiled the series last year on Bitch as part of a series on portrayals of ... Read more »


Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »