Teens

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2019 Releases from African American Authors

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Naomi D'Archangel
In honor of African American History Month, I decided to showcase some fantastic new releases from African American authors. Books by these authors don’t always get the recognition they deserve […]
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Gothic YAs for the Long, Dark Winter

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
I am particularly drawn to a good, dark read during the winter months.  Something about the extended hours of darkness and the cold, crisp air really gets me in the […]
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Local Author: Meg Medina

Posted about 1 month ago by Naomi D'Archangel
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Meg Medina, an author with awards aplenty (all well-deserved!), is a first generation Cuban-American who grew up in Queens, New York. From her website we learn that “when she’s not […]
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LAMAR GILES – “Trapping people in stories since 1987…”

Posted about 1 month ago by Jennifer Deuell
There are very few things in life that I geek out about.  Meeting a very awesome author like Lamar Giles is one of them.  Giles is a two-time Edgar Award […]
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Most Anticipated YA Books of 2020

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Hopefully my post last week got you all excited about some upcoming trends in YA lit.  Now, I’d like to share with you my top 10 list of YA books […]
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Trends in 2020 YA Lit

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
It’s a new year and it’s time to get excited about new YA books!  I’ve sifted through all the 2020 releases I could find and (painstakingly) narrowed them down to […]
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Read Harder Challenge #23: Susanna’s Midnight Ride & Read Harder Challenge #24: Please Excuse this Poem

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #23: A self-published book Alright folks, we’ve reached the end of our 2019 Read Harder Challenge and lucky for me the last two prompts were straightforward.  After having Libby […]
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Read Harder Challenge #20: Writing Our Way Out, Read Harder Challenge #21: As the Crow Flies & Read Harder Challenge #22: Full Cicada Moon

Posted about 3 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #20: A book written in prison First, a warning.  I know I’ve been writing about YA books for the Read Harder Challenge; however,  Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs From […]
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Read Harder Challenge #17: Girl Mogul, Read Harder Challenge #18: The Lost Coast & Read Harder Challenge #19: Hole in My Life

Posted about 5 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #17: A business book Girl Mogul, by Tiffany Pham (founder and CEO of Mogul), is a must read for all teen girls who are destined for greatness! In Girl Mogul, […]
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Positively Witchy: Books and Movies

Posted about 5 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Here are a handful of books and movies depicting witches in a positive light.
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