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A roundup of all the wonderful interviews from the authors in the SLJ article about mental health in middle grade fiction.
As Little Monarchs journeys out of my hands and into the world, I’m trying to stay connected to my initial inspiration: Sharing adventures with my family, and finding sources of awe.
I realized that all the amazing writing tips out there are only helpful to a point. What turned me into a writer who could actually finish projects and get them published had more to do with growing as a human being than literal writing advice.
Teen librarian Karen Jensen shares her thoughts on 5 new and upcoming YA thrillers
Fawzia Gilani Williams and I would like to propose that we stop encouraging kids to tolerate each other... and invite them to celebrate each other, instead.
All my life I’ve heard about the thousands of Chinese sojourners who worked on the transcontinental railroad, and how dangerous that work was. I was curious about who the workers were. Here was a chance to find a face and a story for those unknown people.
I wanted to raise these turtles’ visibility by telling a story about them. Through the writing process, and even the marketing and publicity process, the book has become a natural extension of the conservation work I began with my son.
When I set out to write My Dearest Darkest, I wanted to create a cosmic horror story starring the kind of people that Lovecraft demonized: queer people, people of color, and women.
In No Boundaries, twenty-five inspiring women from around the world -- many of whom are National Geographic Explorers -- share their adventures, failures, successes, sage advice and lessons learned, straight from the field. Here, meet Dr. Moreangels Mbizah.
Quick reviews of some recent books