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Long Way Down: A Window to Social Awareness

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Long Way Down: A Window to Social Awareness Author: Jason Reynolds I first read Jason Reynold’s novel in verse Long Way Down a few months ago for one of my

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The Unconventional Truth About Teenage Romance in “Modern” YA

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We all know what it’s like to stare at the jock across the room in class and wonder what it would be like to instantly become popular—from being at the

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Cookbooks for Kids, Part 2

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Last week we talked about children’s cookbooks, and how fun they can be. Over the course of searching for a culinary book designed for kids, I had tried to focus

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Cooking with Kids: Culinary Books for Kids

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It’s that time of year—complete with the changing of the seasons, cool winds, falling leaves, snow in places that are not deserts—and that means we tend to spend more time

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Love in YA

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I have this distinct memory of me in middle school, feeling completely broken that I didn’t have a boyfriend. All the girls in the books I read had one. I

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Everyday Heroines

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Why is it so hard to admit how strong we are? We don’t give ourselves enough credit for doing all that we do while navigating this mess we call life.

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