You may have noticed the trend of young adult (YA) books on social media. Reviewers on social media, especially BookTube (the branch of YouTube dedicated to book-related content), are always recommending YA books to their followers despite not fitting into the target demographic. In fact, one study even reports that over 50% of YA readers are over the age of 18, with adults from the ages of 30-44 making up 28% of all YA sales!
So here is our list of why adults read YA, and why you should, too!
Why is Literacy Important?
As you read this blog post and think of the many people in your lives that you would be able to share this with, it might be hard to believe that “773 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills” (United Nations). For those 773 million, the ability to read and write is like the invisible key needed to unlock the door to wonders, communication, critical information, and above all, sustainable development.
When it comes to books, there are usually two types of kids: those who like to read and those who don’t. Most of the time, the children who don’t love books haven’t found a book that resonates with them, that entertains and inspires them. With back-to-school season in full swing, reading can feel like an extension of school to them and the last thing they’d ever want to do. If this is the case for your kiddo, try one of these fun, yet educational, picks to get your little ones excited about books!
Looking for a great picture book to get your young bookworm this holiday season? Night Heron Media’s latest release, Baby Liza and the Ten Tiny Kittens at Christmas by Katherine Green, makes holiday shopping a little easier! If your child is a fan of the cute and cuddly, they’ll be sure to love our new Baby Liza children's book.
Here at Night Heron Media, we’re all about Texas pride, so it's no surprise that we love reading books that are based on the place we call home!
Want to immerse yourself in some good ole' Texas lit? Check out these 7 books that take place in Texas!
Amid the uncertainty of a worldwide pandemic, many Houstonians have found themselves aching to be transported from the monotony of a socially-distanced, work-from-home routine. Maybe we yearn to be touched in a time where human contact has become taboo. Maybe we simply want to educate ourselves about the social unrest present in our streets. Regardless of the motivation, people find refuge in the solace of loved hobbies and comforting tales. While real-time adventures may have to wait a while, books are ready to fill the gap that disease has created between us. While you’re at it, why not support an independent bookstore in need of our patronage? Here’s a few Houston treasures worth checking out.
We’ve been spending a lot of time at home these days and you know what that means: more time to read! While quarantine and social distancing measures pose no problem for fans of e-readers, other book nerds might be missing the days when you could aimlessly wander the bookstore aisles.
Are you looking to get your hands on a new (or used) book and support small businesses in the process? Read on for our top tips on buying books during the age of COVID-19.