May 2017 Real Talk: American Street and All American Boys

Real Talk, Videos

HEYO. Welcome back to real-talk-landia, where we are committed to keepin’ it 100 at all times. This month Natalie is bringing you #RealTalk about two hugely impactful books-American Street by Ibi Zoboi, and All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely! Natalie … Read More

It’s Time To Change The Way We Talk About Queer Lives

Real Talk

Looking for Group is about two teens dealing with a lot of issues, being poor, being sick, being misunderstood by their families, and being queer – but NOT about coming out. Author Rory Harrison shares what inspired her to write … Read More

This Muslim Author Is Tired Of Your Islamaphobic Bullsh*t

Real Talk

That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim is a story about things we can all relate to – best friend drama, being crushed by our crushes, and feeling pressure to conform. It’s also a story about Muslim American … Read More

Watch Our April 2017 Real Talk Video

Real Talk, Videos, What We're Reading

Welcome to real-talk-landia, where we are committed to keepin’ it 100 at all times. Because we were craving some conversation about all the important topics being written about in YA, this month Natalie from Team Epic Reads is bringing you some … Read More

This YA Author Is Shutting Down Slut-Shaming Trolls Everywhere

Author Guest Posts, Real Talk

In JUST A GIRL, Carrie Mesrobian is setting fire to the unfair stereotypes and the societal constraints placed on teenage girls. Her main character, Rianne, is stuck with an “easy girl” reputation for doing the same exact things guys do … Read More

Real Talk: Black Lives Matter

Author Guest Posts, Real Talk

Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give explores themes of police brutality, family, community, and what it means to be black in America. Below you’ll learn what inspired bad-ass author Angie Thomas to write such a gripping novel inspired by the … Read More

Real Talk: Girls Are F*cking Resilient

Author Guest Posts, Real Talk

Allegedly is sure make waves when it hits shelves on January 24th, 2017. This gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson will spark challenging conversations as it unapologetically tells this powerful and eye-opening story. Below find out what … Read More

This Book Will Change How You Think About Rape

Author Guest Posts, Featured, Real Talk

#RealTalk: The Female Of The Species by Mindy McGinnis, is changing the way we talk about rape culture. . . one page at a time. Everyone who has read The Female of the Species can agree that this is one … Read More

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