V is for VOYA
In case you didn't know, VOYA stands for "voices of youth advocates". They are an excellent resource for teachers, librarians, and lovers of YA: each issue is packed with reviews, interviews, articles, and book lists.
I began reviewing for them in 2008, and am still sending off the average of one review a month. It's a great experience: I read books that I might not otherwise seek out, I get to keep the review copies, and usually, I'm reviewing ARCs, so there's also that heady feeling of reading something before anyone else.
There have been so many great titles that have come my way since 2008, so it's hard to pick a favorite. I was beyond thrilled when One Crazy Summer won the Coretta Scott King award and lots of other honors a few months after I had the chance to review it, and I also loved reviewing one of Cameron Dokey's Once Upon a Time books (a series I already adored). VOYA keeps me on top of teen literature, and I hope to keep reviewing for the magazine for a long, long time.
Applying to review is a rigorous process, but if you're interested, you should absolutely go for it. You can find out more here.
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