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Teens & Foster Care

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Posted in Book Reviews, Teens
May is National Foster Care Month. It is a time to acknowledge all the helpers involved in the foster care system, but more importantly to recognize and support the children […]
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YA Reads for Autism Awareness

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Posted in Book Reviews, Teens
Please note that I did not make the title of this post “YA Reads for Autism Awareness Month.”  This was intentional.  Even though April is Autism Awareness Month, and it […]
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Screen-Free Ideas for Teens in the Time of Social Distancing

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Posted in Teens
Teens, we know you are probably very well-equipped to deal with this whole social distancing thing.  You’ve been texting, facetiming, online gaming, etc. since you were able to hold a […]
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2019 Releases from African American Authors

Posted about 4 months 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 months 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 4 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Posted in Book Reviews, Children's, Teens | Tagged with , ,
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 4 months 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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