Books Alaya Dawn Johnson Books by Alaya Dawn Johnson Alaya Dawn Johnson has written books about: Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Alaya Dawn Johnson Review Book Reviews 'Love Is The Drug' For A Teen Caught In A Dystopian D.C. September 27, 2014 Alaya Dawn Johnson's latest is about senior at a Washington, D.C. prep school in the midst of a global pandemic. This book offers a chilling glimpse of a dystopia that could be just around the corner. Review Book Reviews NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read. Review Critics' Lists: Summer 2013 School's Out: 5 Great Summer Reads For Teens June 11, 2013 NPR Books is replete with readers of grown-up books, but editor Petra Mayer prefers a good YA novel any day. She picks five (well, really six) of her favorite summer YA reads, from first love in 1980s Omaha to far-future Brazil and beyond. /Arthur A. Levine Books Review Book Reviews Samba, Spiderbots And 'Summer' Love In Far-Future Brazil March 7, 2013 Alaya Dawn Johnson's new young-adult novel, The Summer Prince, follows three friends in a far-future Brazilian city as they deal with questions of art, love and technology. Reviewer Petra Mayer says Johnson "walks the line between literary lyricism and good old-fashioned science fiction storytelling." First Reads Exclusive First Read: 'The Summer Prince' By Alaya Dawn Johnson February 15, 2013 Alaya Dawn Johnson's new young adult novel, The Summer Prince, is set in post-apocalyptic Brazil, in a giant pyramid-shaped city ruled by queens with a combination of technology and ancient, bloody sacrifice.