Teen Librarian Toolbox
June 29, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
This compassionate and quiet story is a beautiful and poignant look at family, belonging, and self-discovery.
June 20, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
One day last summer two surprises arrived—one in my inbox and one by snail mail. The first was an email with the beautiful cover art for my verse novel THE NAME SHE GAVE ME. The second was my original birth certificate, which I also saw for the first time.
August 9, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
In the end, a good story is not about words. In the end, we use the words to communicate experience, and human experience is centered in feeling.
January 10, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
It’s the second week of January, which means we’re discussing the Letter A in YA A to Z. Today we are talking about adoption with the amazing literary agent and writer Eric Smith. You can find out more about YA A to Z here. There’s this look. It’s hard to explain. I’ve never seen myself […]
December 28, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York Times best-selling authors C.J. Redwine (The Shadow Queen) and William Ritter (Jackaby), and acclaimed YA authors across […]
August 8, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Rebecca Barrow’s bright, honest debut novel about chance, choice, and unconditional love is a heartfelt testament to creating the future you truly want, one puzzle piece at a time. There’s a box in the back of Audrey’s closet that she rarely thinks about. Inside is a letter, seventeen years old, from a mother […]
November 3, 2015 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description: Despite some teasing, being a biracial girl adopted by a white family didn’t used to bother Alex much. She was a stellar baseball player, just like her father—her baseball coach and a former pro athlete. All Alex wanted was to play ball forever. But after she meets Reggie, the first black guy who’s […]
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
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by Betsy Bird
Good Comics for Kids
by Brigid Alverson
The Classroom Bookshelf
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