Rookie Magazine has a feature called “Ask a Grown” in which young people ask questions about love and life, and impressive grown-ups (like Hillary Clinton, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephen Colbert, and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys) answer them.
So I thought it would be cool to do something similar except adults would ask the questions and young people would answer them. After all, if you’re writing a YA or Middle Grade book, you probably want to know what teens and tweens really think. Ask a Youth interviews will get the youthful perspective we adult writers need to make better books for young people.
Check back soon for the very first interview!
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