#IntlYALitMonth: Thirty Talks Weird Love

Thirty Talks Weird Love If you could go back in time and visit your thirteen-year-old self, what would you say to them? Do you think they would listen? That is precisely what happens to thirteen-year-old Anamaria Aragón Sosa in this artful novel-in-verse by Alessandra Narváez Varela; Thirty Talks Weird Love. Set in Cuidad Juárez, Mexico … Continue reading #IntlYALitMonth: Thirty Talks Weird Love

#IntlYALitMonth: The Blue Book of Nebo

The Blue Book of Nebo, by Manon Steffan Ros Originally published in Welsh in 2021 by Deep Vellum Publishing, Manon Steffan Ros is also remarkably to credit for the translation of her book to English. This is hardly surprising as a deep love of the Welsh language permeates the succinct prose. With spare and intense … Continue reading #IntlYALitMonth: The Blue Book of Nebo

#IntlYALitMonth: A Scatter of Light

A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo After a camera phone, a high school boy, and the internet ruin her reputation, Aria Tang West spends the summer with her grandmother in a small town in California.  Honestly, that beginning didn't hook me in. But as soon as she meets her grandmother's gardener, Steph, she's hooked for … Continue reading #IntlYALitMonth: A Scatter of Light

#IntlYALitMonth: Pet

Pet, by Akwaeke Emezi DO NOT BE AFRAID. For in Lucille, life is sweet and soft. It has been since the revolution, when the angels disentangled the monsters from society’s fabric and wove it back together, stronger. There are no monsters left. Jam has known this always, as have all the children blossoming in the … Continue reading #IntlYALitMonth: Pet

#IntlYALitMonth: Redemptor

Redemptor, by Jordan Ifueko Redemptor, sequel to Jordan Ifueko’s Raybearer, is a breathtaking addition to the young adult fantasy genre. As a fan of the first book, I was thrilled to dive back into the magical world that Ifueko has created and explore it even further. One of things that struck me most about Redemptor … Continue reading #IntlYALitMonth: Redemptor

#IntlYALitMonth: Raybearer

Raybearer, by Jordan Ifueko This is a must-read for anyone looking for an engaging and thought-provoking story. This book has truly impacted me and I can’t recommend it enough. From the very first page, I was drawn into the fascinating and beautiful world that Ifueko has created. The characters are complex and relatable, and the … Continue reading #IntlYALitMonth: Raybearer

#IntlYALitMonth: Iron Widow

Iron Widow Trigger warning: This book contains scenes of violence and sexual assault that some readers may find triggering to read. Zhao creates a magical world where elements of Chinese history, mythology, Transformers and a dash of Hunger Games are all combined into a nail biting fight to save humanity.  In a futuristic world, civilization … Continue reading #IntlYALitMonth: Iron Widow

Welcome to GLLI’s Third Annual #IntlYALitMonth

Photo Credit: Julia Torres Posted by Julia E. Torres May 1, 2023 Hello and welcome to the third annual International Young Adult Literature Month (#IntlYALitMonth) celebration and blog extravaganza. This is a great opportunity to celebrate and explore the world of young adult literature. As the name suggests, this is a month dedicated to reading, reviewing, … Continue reading Welcome to GLLI’s Third Annual #IntlYALitMonth

#WorldKidLitMonth during September 2022 & #IndiaKidLit Wrap-up

by Katie Day September is #WorldKidLit month and this year the GLLI blog explored different aspects of #IndiaKidLit in the run-up to the 2022 Neev Literature Festival, a celebration of Indian children's literature held Sept 24 and 25 in Bangalore. Karthika Gopalakrishnan (Head of Reading at Neev Academy and the Director of the Neev Literature Festival) … Continue reading #WorldKidLitMonth during September 2022 & #IndiaKidLit Wrap-up

#INDIAKIDLIT – Neev Book Award 2022: Young Adult Books

by Nadine Bailey & Colin Kelman A question central to growing up is “Am I normal?” and books displaying diverse characters and settings with a range of emotions and experiences so that they mirror as many people as possible are a way of reassuring our young people that there is no one normal and they … Continue reading #INDIAKIDLIT – Neev Book Award 2022: Young Adult Books