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Out With the Old, In With the New | YA Classics of the 21st Century

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The Great Gatsby, Frankenstein, Romeo and Juliet. These are classic titles that we all know, but they are a little outdated, don’t you think? On our latest podcast episode (which

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Day with Indigenous Authors

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Content Warning: Brief mentions of colonization and death You might know that November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month across the United States, but did you know that today

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Burning in RED | Taylor Swift Songs as Books

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With Taylor Swift’s re-recording of RED coming out last Friday, we are “happy, free, confused, and lonely,” but it’s “miserable and magical.” The album is a mosaic of the many

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International Adoption in Kid Lit: Where’s the YA Rep?

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Hi, my name is Erika! I am a writer (and web manager!) for Pine Reads Review. I am also adopted from China. This makes me an international adoptee, or transnational

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Exploring History Through Middle Grade Nonfiction Books

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There are a lot of cool things to find in our world’s history. From life-changing inventions to extraordinary people who’ve made a difference in the way the world works, there’s

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration Blog

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It’s November and that means that NaNoWriMo has officially begun! Whether this is your first time competing or your tenth, if you completed Preptober last month or decided just to

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