YA Author Nicola Yoon on Why Everyone Can Relate to Her Teen Protagonists

Over the past decade, the number of young-adult titles published annually has more than doubled. Each year, over 10,000 new YA books are published. Author Nicola Yoon's #1 New York Times best-seller "Everything, Everything" and "The Sun Is Also A Star," a National Book Award Finalist, have both been turned into major motion pictures. What gives her stories, crafted around the young adult experience, mass appeal? Yoon opens up to Salon about why spotlighting diverse stories and weaving tough topics like immigration help readers of all ages connect with her work.

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