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The Music of What Happens: Finding Strength in the Chaos

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Bill Konigsberg recently published The Music of What Happens and has published a book that’ll make readers really think. This book comes after a list of already successful LGBT young

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Keeping up with the Kids: Navigating the Minefield of Diversity in Children’s Literature Part 2

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In last week’s article we introduced some of the foundational thinking associated with Diversity in children’s and young adult literature, and how the evolution of this topic has begun to

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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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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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Queer Kids Deserve A Happy Ending Too

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I was a third of the way through “What if it’s Us” when I realized that I hated it. I had picked it up expecting a cute queer romance, something

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Audiobooks v. Reading Aloud

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For thousands of years, we’ve been reading and listening to stories told by others. Today, that still continues. Whether we listen to our friends and family, things we see on

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