“Thanks!” Jin said. As she ran off in the opposite direction toward school, she thought about that word:
community. Harlem was a diverse place full of all sorts of people, but they all had one thing in common. They cared about the neighborhood. It really was a special place, and if Miss Hardwick and Halmoni were any indication, Councilman Markum was in for a fight.
Seventh-grader Jin spends a lot of ...
Courtesy Rayon Richards
What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was babysitting, she immediately saw a story in it, but she added a twist: what if the girl might be innocent ...
After a physically and intellectually and emotionally exhausting Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta—and a horrorshow day of travel on Tuesday—I am back home in Maine. Congratulations to all of the Youth Media Award winners and honorees, and a very special personal congratulations to the authors and books on the 2017 Amelia Bloomer list.
Due to being in Bloomer deliberations for one million hours during the conference, I was hardly on the exhibit floor at all… but I made the most of ...
BOOK REPORT for City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
Cover Story: Obscured Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 2 - Eleventy Billion
Talky Talk: Switcheroo
Bonus Factor: Untold Stories
Relationship Status: Actually, Could You Introduce Me to Your (Nonfiction) Friend?
Cover Story: Obscured Big Face
As stunning – and familiar – as this is, I like it a lot more as an image than as a book cover, which I prefer to be more ...
2017 might already be here but I am still catching up with a few 2016 reads that I – sadly – was not able to get to last year. I recently read two lovely YA Fantasy novels with LGBTQ characters and romance – and both had a fairy tale feel to them.
Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill is a lovely, short webcomic-turned-graphic-novel about two princesses. Princess Sadie and her pet dragon are up in her tower prison ...
BOOK REPORT for That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson
Bucolic BattlefieldBFF Charm:
Annoying Little BrotherRelationship Status:
Keep Calm and Carry On
Cover Story: Bucolic Battlefield
This cover manages to make war seem like something that happens at a distance. It’s lovely, but it’s also a Standard Historical Fiction Cover: soft, sepia-toned people caught in a specific moment.
It’s 1940 in England. Peggy and her ...
In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!
While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last living speaker from the March on Washington, and partly because he’s been in the news so much this weekend. March ...