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Jamie Tan: The Life of a Candlewick Press Publicist

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It’s 5:01 PM Eastern Time on a Wednesday and Jamie Tan and her coworkers are eagerly refreshing their browsers, in hopes of finding one of their client’s books on this

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Dinner With Jillian Cantor

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Late in the Fall of 2017, the Pine Reads Review (formerly known as Tucson Tales) staff was lucky enough to have dinner with the award-winning author Jillian Cantor. Her critically

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Legend of Korra & LGBT and Women’s Representation

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Just to put this into simpler terms: A woman, person of color and bisexual was the main character and she went—after saving the world—on vacation with her genius, kick-ass, CEO,

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Love, Simon – From Movie to Book | Part 3 of 3

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Love, Simon hit a sweet spot, where there’s just enough cuts to appeal to audiences that prefer movies over books, but can also be enjoyed by those loyal to Simon

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Love, Simon – Wonderful, Bittersweet, and So Much More | Part 2 of 3

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In Love, Simon, we are lucky enough to get two separate scenes where Simon’s parents explicitly express their love and acceptance of him. Both of his parents talked to him

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Love, Simon – A Reminder to the Martins | Part 1 of 3

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The weekend that Love, Simon came out, I cried a little bit because I worked that weekend, and the Sunday I had off, I was called in. However, the following

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