Keeping up with the Kids: Navigating the Minefield of Diversity in Children’s Literature Pt. 1

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Part 1 There is no doubt that children’s literature has grown to enormous proportions in the world of popular fiction, especially with the Young Adult craze that has exploded over

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Bone Hollow | Kim Ventrella

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Bone Hollow by Ventrella, Kim Published by Scholastic Press Hardcover, 240 pages Trigger Warning: Death, Bullying, and Violence Kim Ventrella is an author and librarian. Ventrella’s debut novel Skeleton Tree

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MGM: Endling: The First | Katherine Applegate

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Endling: The First by Katherine Applegate Harper Collins, 2019, 383 pages About the Author: Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal

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The 12 Rules of Survival | Episode 1: Earthquake

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Nicholas Belardes is a dual-ethnic Chicano writer. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the YA-themed edition of The Latinx Archive: Speculative Fiction for Dreamers (Ohio State University Press),

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Interview | Alice Kaltman

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Author bio: The daughter of a Merchant Marine and a Rockaway beach babe, Alice Kaltman’s life has always been ocean-centric. Now when she’s not in the water she writes about

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Falling in Love with Middle Grade Books

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I’m not sure how or why, but I didn’t read many middle grade novels between the ages of eight and twelve—the target age range for these books. I started out

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