Welcome! This is the YALRI blog for kids, teachers, and parents. This blog showcases the writing of Brown University undergraduate and graduate students in Professor Snyder’s Adolescent Literature course. Each post features a different young adult book, and each post is categorized by genre. Use the category menu on the right side of the page to find all the posts related to that genre.
Professor Snyder is a lecturer and Director of English Education at Brown University. She teaches a course in Adolescent Fiction that keeps her reading all of the latest and best books for teens. As the Faculty Director of Brown Summer High School, the summer enrichment program for teens from Providence and professional development program of the Brown MAT Program, she has the privilege of choosing a scintillating, new, paperback that will appeal to ninth through twelfth grade students in an urban summer high school every year.