Zest Books, November 2012

DEAR TEEN ME includes advice from over 70 YA authors to their teenage selves. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. So pick a page, and find out which of your favorite authors had a really bad first kiss? Who found true love at 18? Who wishes he’d had more fun in high school instead of studying so hard? Some authors write diary entries, some write letters, and a few graphic novelists turn their stories into visual art. And whether you hang out with the theater kids, the band geeks, the bad boys, the loners, the class presidents, the delinquents, the jocks, or the nerds, you’ll find friends–and a lot of familiar faces–in the course of DEAR TEEN ME.

News! Dear Teen Me has been named a Junior Library Guild selection!

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Contributors include:
E. Kristin Anderson, Jessica Lee Anderson, Tom Angleberger, Sean Beaudoin, CharlesBenoit, Robin Benway, Ilsa J. Bick, Marke Bieschke, Joseph Bruchac, Jessica Burkhart, Josh A. Cagan, Riley Carney, Tera Lynn Childs, Jessica Corra, Heather Davis, Daniel Ehrenhaft, Laura Ellen, Beth Fantaskey, Caridad Ferrer, Michael Griffo, Janet Gurtler, Kersten Hamilton, Bethany Hegedus, Geoff Herbach, Faith Erin Hicks, Nancy Holder, K. A. Holt, P. J. Hoover, Ellen Hopkins, Stacey Jay, Carrie Jones, Mike Jung, Stasia WardKehoe, Tara Kelly, Miranda Kenneally, Stephanie Kuehnert, Mary Lindsey, Nikki Loftin, Katherine Longshore, Ken Lowery, Kekla Magoon, Mari Mancusi, Gretchen McNeil, Jodi Meadows, Saundra Mitchell, Hannah Moskowitz, Jenny Moss, Sarah Ockler, Lauren Oliver & Elizabeth Miles, Stephanie Pellegrin, Mitali Perkins, Cheryl Rainfield, Dave Roman, Jess Rothenberg, Jennifer Rush, Amy Kathleen Ryan, Tom Ryan, Leila Sales, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Jessica Spotswood, Erika Stalder, Rhonda Stapleton, Mariko Tamaki, Don Tate, Melissa Walker, Tracy White, Jo Whittemore, Sara Zarr, and Jennifer Ziegler

About the editors:

Miranda Kenneally is the author of CATCHING JORDAN (fall 2011), STEALING PARKER (fall 2012), and BAD BAD THING (spring 2013). She is the co-creator of the blog Dear Teen Me. Miranda is represented by Sara Megibow at Nelson Literary Agency.

E. Kristin Anderson is the co-creater of the blog Dear Teen Me. Her poetry has been published worldwide in literary journals. She is also an assistant editor at Hunger Mountain for their YA and Children’s section. Look out for Ms. Anderson’s work in the forthcoming anthology Coin Opera II, a collection of poems about video games from Sidekick Books.