Kekla Magoon is an award-winning author of young adult novels as well as one of the judges of Teen Voices’ August writing contest “Who Me? President?”. Editorial intern Julia Hunter interviewed Magoon to learn more about her job, her life, and her own presidential aspirations!Full Story»
Georgia McBride’s name may not be the first person who comes to mind when you think about young adult (YA) novels, but her work helps support some of your favorite authors/books through her organization, YALITCHAT.org.
Lucy Atkins is a well-respected and highly acclaimed author. And when it comes to journalism, she has almost all of the bases covered: book critic, advice columnist, and nonfiction author. If nothing else, she knows how to communicate and she does so effortlessly! Here at Teen Voices, we’re calling her the J.K. Rowling of health magazines! She has sold more than 40,000 copies of her books, and made books that people not only enjoy, but often deem as having “literally saved their lives.”
“Before you know what kindness really is/ you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment/ like salt in a weakened broth.” Just reading these opening lines to Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “Kindness,” readers can begin to feel the wisdom behind Nye’s words. Her rich Palestinian-American heritage and travels across the world inspire Nye to write about our shared humanities. The author of the poetry collection “19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East”, Nye’s talents also extend beyond the realm of verse writing. Nye is also the author of picture books and young adult novels, including “There is No Long Distance Now.” Nye tells Teen Voices about her latest projects and discusses her passion for engaging young readers.
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