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#BookTok | Why The Bookish Side of Tik Tok Is Where You Need To Be

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Tik Tok, a video based social media application, has become increasingly popular over the past year. Like other social media platforms, users flock to Tik Tok to share their lives

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Boxed In | The Criminalization of Black Boys In and Out of Punching the Air

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Warning: This blog contains spoilers for Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam “Maybe jail is America.” —Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam Many people

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Brutalized & Blamed | How Grown Explores the Exploitation and Victim-Blaming of Black Girls

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Warning: This blog contains major spoilers for Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson, as well as a discussion of rape/sexual assault, pedophilia, stalking, murder, and emotional and physical abuse. (See all

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Celebrity Children’s Authors | The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak

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Celebrities are, by definition, some of the most viewed and talked about members of our society—and sometimes they leave their normal professions and write books for kids. Which begs some

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The Military and its Narrative Possibilities in Young Adult Lit

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When I read YA novels, like many of us, I harken back to my high school years and all of the struggles and tribulations that that period of my life

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Celebrating All Love Around the World in Love is Love: The Journey Continues

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Warning: This blog contains spoilers for Love Is Love: The Journey Continues written by Fleur Pierets and illustrated by Fatinha Ramos (Six Foot Press, releases November 17, 2020).          Based on

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