YA NOVELS

5 YA Novels We Can’t Wait to Read This Spring

Curl up with some much-needed distraction
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A New Book Collects Letters from Women Inspired by Kamala Harris

“Dear Kamala” features the voices of people moved by the inauguration of the history-making vice president
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The College Admissions Scandal Is an L.A. Story That Was Decades in the Making

In the new book 'Guilty Admissions,' author Nicole LaPorte traces the roots of the scheme that shocked America
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A New Book Takes a Long Overdue Look at the History of Native Americans in Comedy

Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff chronicles 150 years of Native comedy, from the days of Wild West shows to the internet age
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Joan Didion’s Prose Remains Peerless in ‘Let Me Tell You What I Mean’

The iconic author's latest collection of essays delves into her rejection from Stanford, the writing process, and her affection for Martha Stewart
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Read Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem, ‘The Hill We Climb’

The 22-year-old L.A. native captured the national moment in her new work
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How Mo Ostin Turned a Faltering Record Label into the Powerhouse of Rock

In the late ’60s, the beloved Warner/Reprise exec signed culture-bending artists from Jimi Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac. His secret? Stop trying to make hit records

A New Series of Books Is Helping Beloved L.A. Restaurants Raise Much-Needed Funds

Take Away Los Angeles kicks off with a curated batch of books that honors Sonoratown, Kato, and more
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The Best Books About L.A. That We Picked Up in 2020

From a guide book to Griffith Park to an ode to roadside architecture, these titles helped up to connect with a city that was all but shut down

Southern California’s Roadside Architecture in All Its Glowing, Midcentury Glory

In the new book 'Gas and Glamour,' photographer Ashok Sinha celebrates the region's most wonderful—and functional—architectural oddities