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I asked my mom a question I was given for a blog interview: “What the hardest obstacle you’ve had to overcome?” My mom looked at me for a moment, then said, “Ah, how about the fact you couldn’t read until fourth grade!”
An extremely thoughtful and moving examination of death that focuses on the honor of being with someone when they die. A complex read that isn't easy but is worth it.
Jerome and I tapped into our early heroic adventures for our new book, Link + Hud: Heroes by a Hair. In a hybrid mix of panels and prose, we tell the story of Lincoln and Hudson Dupré, two brothers just like us.
Children of the Black Glass began some years ago on a family road trip, when we found an obsidian deposit near a dirt road on the wild side of a jagged mountain range.
Play is important, not just to us as individuals, but to the world, and play is something that should be fostered whenever possible, even when time is scarce.
The Stories We Tell About Mental Health and Why, or #BooksReallySaveLives, a guest post by Ann Jacobus
When younger readers can read about families or about other kids who suffer from things they have been grappling with in secret and often shame, it can enable them to break their silence, to reach out, and to ask for help. Lifesaving help.
Back matter, as well as a nod in the publisher's description, explains that often female victims of white supremacy and lynching are overlooked in history. Here, they take center stage, and the stories of Lamb, Marion, and their family will stick with me for a long time. A brutal but beautiful read.
Nightbirds is a fiercely feminist fantasy: a potent cocktail full of intrigue and glamor, but also questions about girls trying to claim their power and find their voices.
Sometimes a story can prepare you for when that unexpected experience does happen. And sometimes it can even prevent the worst from happening at all.
Come for the cover, stay for the spooky story full of atmospheric weirdness, ghosts, and bugs. Don't forget the bugs.