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Celebrate #50YearsofYA with Booklist in 2017!


In 1967, Viking published The Outsiders , the debut novel of a 19-year-old writer named S. E. Hinton. That book is now commonly considered the novel that launched YA literature. Join Booklist in print, online, and in person throughout 2017 as we celebrate 50 years of YA novels.

Click here for a calendar of our year-long content and events.

In the magazine:

  • Booklist ’s Top 50 YA Novels Ever, part of a special YA-focused double issue in June.
  • Michael Cart looks back at the evolution of YA literature, one decade at a time, in five installments of his popular "Cart Blanche" column. 
  • Regular features from top YA authors sharing their top 5 YA books and discussing what the genre means to them. 
  • Love letters to YA from librarians and publishers, including a Librarians' Top 50
  • "YA Flashbacks:" A fresh look at past YA reviews and features from Booklist 
  • Best YA Audiobook coverage, including a series of Classic Corners reviews of notable YA novels on audio


  • Special content througout the year on the Booklist Reader
  • Free "50 Years of YA" webinar
  • A host of other interactive opportunities
  • Great YA book coverage from the past 50 years

ALA’s 2017 conferences:

  • Panels, presentations, cake, fun giveaways, author interviews, contests, and more at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.  
  • Be part of it! Tweet using  #50YearsofYA  @BooklistYA.    

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Booklist  Celebrates 50 Years of YA is sponsored by Harper Collins Children's Books, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Penguin Young Readers Group, Random House Children's Books, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Children's Books.


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