King and the Dragonflies | Kacen Callender

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King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender  Scholastic Press, 2020, 272 pages  Trigger Warnings: child abuse, homophobia, racism, death of a loved one About the Author: Kacen Callendar’s debut novel,

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Interview with Eric Smith

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About the Author: Eric Smith is a writer and literary agent from Elizabeth, New Jersey who currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife, son, and their dog, Augustus. He has

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Dismantling Toxic Relationships in Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

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Warning: This blog contains spoilers and a discussion of emotionally abusive relationships.  Written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (2019, First

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The Last Life of Prince Alastor | Alexandra Bracken

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The Last Life of Prince Alastor by Alexandra Bracken Disney-Hyperion, 2019, 448 pages Trigger Warnings: Moments of violence and spookiness About the Author: Alexandra Bracken, from our very own Arizona,

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Interview with Isabel Quintero

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Isabel Quintero is an award-winning writer and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She lives and writes in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces (Cinco Puntos Press), her first

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From Villain to Anti-Hero | Rebranding President Snow

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Warning: spoilers for The Hunger Games series and Star Wars franchise below!  In 2008, Suzanne Collins revitalized the young adult dystopian genre both in print and on the big screen.

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