It's YA Friday and this week we're spotlighting: Hopepunk, a subgenre of speculative fiction, fantasy, and scifi. Works in the hopepunk subgenre are about characters fighting for positive change, radical kindness, and communal responses to challenges. According to Alexandra Rowland, who coined the term on Tumblr, "Hopepunk isn’t ever about submission or acceptance: It’s about standing up and fighting for what you believe in. It’s about standing up for other people. It’s about DEMANDING a better, kinder world." What are your favorite "hopepunk" reads? Does the subgenre resonate with you?
YA Friday: Hopepunk
Posted: September 8, 2022 at 7:25 AM in Activities Youth Programming