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YA Diversity Book Club turns 1 year old this month! Here's what I've learned from a year of seeking diverse reads. (Also, giveaways!)
To celebrate, Teen Lit Rocks and the Reading Date are giving away a bunch of amazing books. DO NOT WALK RUN RUN RUN to their sites and enter for your chance to win! And since you're already clicking around, please head on over to YADBC's new Tumblr and Twitter accounts too.
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Nova Ren Suma is a master.
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Remember those amazing author events we were telling you about? We went to a couple of them! Here's what went down...

ft. Renee Ahdieh, Carrie Ryan, Robyn Schneider, Maggie Lehrman, Margo Rabb, Megan Miranda, Gwenda Bond, Megan Shepherd (cc Epic Reads, ‪#‎DangerousLadies‬)
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Going way, waaaay back... to some of our childhood faves! (Soon to be the current generation's faves too?) http://www.weheartya.com/2015/05/throwbacks.html
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Hogwarts, Wyoming, Forks, and more. Ingrid talks about the power of setting in novels. What are some of your favorite settings?
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Over the weekend I visited Chicago with a girl friend, and we popped into the Chicago Cultural Center on Michigan Ave. I had been in this building before to admire the two gorgeous domes (one done by Tiffany's!) but somehow I had missed these wonderful bookish quotes.
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Today we're talking about the best friends, siblings, and other great side characters! Inspired by the latest #YADiversityBookClub  pick, UNDER A PAINTED SKY by Stacey Lee.
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On the amazing books by Stephanie Kuehn, as well as a great discussion on heroes/anti-heroes. Who are your faves?
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A couple quotes from the great Rainbow Rowell. <3
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Kristan, Sarah, Stephanie, and Ingrid - we read, write, discuss, and celebrate Young Adult lit. We would love for you to join us!

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We Heart YA: Lessons From a Year of Reading Diverse YA
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To celebrate, Teen Lit Rocks and the Reading Date are giving away a bunch of amazing books. DO NOT WALK RUN RUN RUN to their sites and enter

We Heart YA: Bookish Quotes from the Chicago Cultural Center
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Over the weekend I visited Chicago with a girl friend, and we popped into the Chicago Cultural Center on Michigan Ave. I had been in this bu

We Heart YA: Haunted by THE WALLS AROUND US
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THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma is a kaleidoscope of haunting emotions and damaged girls. You may feel a little disoriented at first, b

We Heart YA: Let's Hear It For the Sidekicks
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Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician—not an easy thing if you're a girl, and harder stil

We Heart YA: Pardon the Pun, But I Must Buzz About BONE GAP
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BONE GAP is not really about bees, in case you were wondering. That cover is striking though, isn't it? As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to

maybe genius: On Being in a Different Place
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Reflecting on the last year, my involvement with WNDB, and what I've learned.

We Heart YA: There Goes My Hero...
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Something happened last week. And it wasn't just that Dave Grohl broke his leg falling off the stage of a concert and then proceeded to rock

We Heart YA: Epic and Dangerous Ladies: 2 Author Events Recapped
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Recently I had the pleasure of attending two YA author events in the Cincinnati area. (There were actually several more happening nearby, bu

We Heart YA: The YA Blogosphere: A Wonderful Place That Colors Your Pers...
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Those of us who are part of the YA blogosphere tend to live in a bubble. Our Twitter streams, Facebook feeds, and blog readers are filled wi

We Heart YA: Throwbacks
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So they're making a movie based on the Goosebumps novels by R.L. Stine, coming out this October, and I'm super excited about it. I realize t

We Heart YA: Recommended: "Rainbow Rowell On The Power Of Fan Fiction"
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RR: Well, I think we all sort of want to be chosen. Because being chosen means having a purpose. Being chosen gives your life meaning and cl

We Heart YA: The Power of Setting
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It has been said that the setting of a book is almost like another character. That is certainly true for many of my favorite novels, in whic

We Heart YA: Recommended: "Making Pretty: A Conversation With YA Author ...
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Even though when I was a teenager I understood that it was great to be smart and talented and funny and brave, I was the most anxious about

We Heart YA: Across the Pond
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All of We Heart YA used to live in Cincinnati, you see, and now we live in exotic places like Denver, London and...Norwood ;) Let's pretend

We Heart YA: Seeing Both Sides: AN EMBER IN THE ASHES and Dual POVs
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The YA Diversity Book Club has been going strong for almost a year now. (Woohoo!) Recently we realized that all of our selections so far hav

We Heart YA: Four YA Writers Prove That Great Chemistry Makes for Great ...
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Our local indie bookseller, Joseph-Beth, has been on a roll! On March 31, they hosted yet another great YA panel, with Emery Lord, Kate Hatt

We Heart YA: Recommended: "One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with...
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I should have been humiliated by it all—by the drama at my school, by the forced psych evaluation, by the refusal of all these idiot adults

We Heart YA: Read and Repeat
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Every once in a while, we'll be discussing a book we all enjoyed. Ingrid, who will have just finished reading it, will say "Oh, I need to ow

We Heart YA: Recommended: "The Importance of Girls’ Stories"
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I don't understand wanting to read a book to like the characters. I'm not reading for someone I want to be friends with. I'm reading for som

We Heart YA: "YA Powerhouses" Visit Cincinnati
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