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Video Interviews with Middle-Grade and YA Authors

Watch our video interviews with top middle grade and young adult (YA) authors and illustrators to hear the stories behind their stories!

Watch our video interviews with top middle grade and young adult (YA) authors and illustrators to hear the stories behind their stories. Learn about their childhoods, the teachers who influenced them, why they became writers, and insightful details about their research and writing process.

Our video interviews are a great resource for your classroom author study units. For ideas on how to plan and lead an author study, see our Author Study Toolkit. For more ideas to engage reluctant or struggling readers, visit the Diverse Books Project or browse the Book Finder.

Avi

Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Short Stories

Avi

Libba Bray

Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Libba Bray

Shannon Hale

Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy, Fiction

Shannon Hale

Grace Lin

Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy, Fiction

Grace Lin

Lois Lowry

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Lois Lowry

Jane Yolen

Fantasy, Folktales, Science Fiction, Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Jane Yolen