Nerd Nite Podcast – Episode 19
In which Tom Malinowski and Rachel Wilson discuss Young Adult Literature, what it is and what it means for young adults and literature as a whole.
Unsurprisingly, Tom and Rachel mention and recommend a lot of books and they are listed below.
- Veronica by Nicholas Christopher
- A Trip To The Stars: A Novel by Nicholas Christopher
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Feed by M.T. Anderson
- The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation (Volume 1) by M.T. Anderson
- The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation (Volume 2) by M.T. Anderson
- Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
- Sold by Patricia McCormick
- The Spellbook of Listen Taylor by Jaclyn Moriarty
- I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Frost by Marianna Baer
- The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
- My Life as a Rhombus by Varian Johnson
- My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt
Tom’s Masters Program is in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. Rachel’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults was at Vermont College.
Finally, just a couple of corrections from Rachel. Forever by Judy Blume came out in 1975, not 1980.
Also, the Madeleine L’Engle quote is:
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.