I have been interested in writing about the issues of teens and have found that many of the issues that they face are very difficult. Since I read so much YA fiction, I have seen that there a lot of books that tackle teen topics in a very sensitive and conscious manner. A few years ago I started to write about real topics that teens are dealing with such as depression, anxiety, lack of sleep, stress, and other mental health issues and pair these topics up with YA realistic fiction books in a column I called Reality Scoop. I came up with this idea because I feel like many teens could relate to issues they might be dealing with by reading books they can check out from their library.
Here are a few articles that I have written for my column Reality Scoop on the YALSA Hub:
Random Acts of Kindness
Holiday Stress Released
Depression in Young Adult Literature
I'm thinking of continuing Reality Scoop here on this blog and I am currently working on a list of topics for 2017,
This will be a fun writing project for the upcoming year!
Mrs. Librarian Lady