April 3, 2015 Tiny Cooper, the breakout star of the 2010 novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson, steps center stage in its companion novel — a fully realized version of an epic musical Tiny's written about his own life.
August 7, 2012 More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
February 1, 2012 Novelist David Levithan takes a wry look at adultery, while food writer Jessica Harris takes an African journey, astronomer Mike Brown explains the demotion of planet Pluto, novelist Stephen Amidon probes the human heart with his cardiologist brother, Thomas, and veterinarian Nicholas Dodman offers help for aging dogs.
February 14, 2011 In The Lover's Dictionary, young adult author David Levithan tackles the grownup material of love and squalor, piece by piece, in a dictionary format. Over the course of the novel, the small details about two lovers combine to create a heartbreaking (and often uplifting) whole.
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January 11, 2011 Young adult author David Levithan covers adult territory in his new novel, a collection of short definitions for terms throughout a relationship. In little bursts, he helps the reader to understand the bigger picture of a love affair.
October 3, 2008 The film Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, is based on an award-winning book by the same name. Rachel Cohn and David Levithan wrote the book together — almost by accident.
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June 11, 2006 It's a summer tradition at Weekend Edition Sunday: each week, we learn what notable readers are pulling off the shelves. Elizabeth Bird, senior librarian at The New York Public Library's Donnell Library Center, focuses on books for young people.
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