Posted on 07/26/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

School won’t be in session for a few weeks, for most kids, and Banned Books Week isn’t for a few...

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Posted on 07/13/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Remember when dystopia was *the* genre in literature, especially young adult? We know some of you are groaning at the...

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Posted on 06/24/2021 at 02:58 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Take it from an actual reader — when and how authors withhold and reveal information in YA or middle grade...

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Posted on 06/21/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

NPR has interviews with two celebrities on their children’s books to share — one you already knew about and one...

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Posted on 06/16/2021 at 10:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Jason Reynolds has a new honor to add to an ever-growing list: Carnegie Medal winner. The award is the...

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Posted on 06/14/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A big dose of nostalgia is hitting Netflix in about a month. A trilogy inspired by R.L. Stine’s Fear Street...

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Posted on 06/08/2021 at 12:49 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A successful young-adult author once warned: “Teens can sniff a phony at twenty paces.” So, then, who better to take...

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Posted on 06/04/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

At first, author Alyson Gerber found writing middle grade fiction to be rather easy. Her own trauma from the middle-school...

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Posted on 05/12/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It was somewhat of a jolt, during childhood, to realize that teachers had lives outside of school. And while we’ve...

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Posted on 05/11/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes may have won a Walter Award, but it won’t be taught in a Florida...

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