I know that young people do what they can to survive. They find ways to make life tolerable. They use art, they find each other, they rebel, they try to heal in the only ways that are available to them.… Read More Zetta Elliott: I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books
This month, Lila Quintero Weaver’s sophomore youth literature book, My Year in The Middle (Candlewick Press) was released. Such a figurative title promises much to the reader, doesn’t it? The following interview indicates that Weaver doesn’t fail to deliver. I can’t wait to read this one! I have my copy but, I thought it would be wiser… Read More Interview: Lila Quintero Weaver
I’d like to introduce you to Susan Tan, author of the recently released middle grade novel, Cilia Lee-Jenkins Future Author Extraodinaire. Susan is a debut author and I hope you’ll support her by purchasing her book and making sure your local library has a copy as well. If they don’t, suggest they purchase it. Susan will read… Read More Interview: Susan Tan
Considering authors who write about African American, Latino, Arab or Muslim Americans, Native Americans in my state of Indiana has uncovered a true wealth of authors. It’s a bit funny to see such richness in this state when Indiana in YA is usually seen as the last place on earth. But, to those teens who… Read More From the Heartland: Elsa Marston
Crystal Allen writes middle grade/young YA fiction that break the mold of what we too often find in children’s literature. I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing The Laura Line which was released in 2013. Thirteen-year-old Laura Dyson wants two things in life: to be accepted by her classmates and to be noticed by baseball star… Read More Meet Crystal Allen!