January 13, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
This is actually more about games than sports---so expand whatever you're thinking of to include card games, outdoor neighborhood hiding games, board games, puzzles, amusement park games, Spin the Bottle, and more.
December 7, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
This was an entertaining read with great diversity and inclusion.
September 23, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
A great resource to help create personal connections and understanding. Readers who have their own immigration story will likely see their experience and feelings reflected in these pages.
September 17, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
This is a powerful and well put together collection.
March 10, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
Full of hope, strength, magic, and beauty, this anthology is an essential addition to all collections. Don't miss this powerful look at creation, future, and resistance.
January 8, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
This excellent collection of short stories looks at identity, tradition, ideas of blackness, relationships, and experiences across America. Featuring so many wonderful authors, this anthology is a necessary addition to all collections.
April 5, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Your favorite YA authors including Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, and more recount their own experiences with mental illness in this raw, real, and powerful collection of essays that explores everything from ADD to PTSD. Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t get out of bed? Not the occasional morning, but every day? […]
February 26, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Yesterday The Teen and I attended the HOPE NATION launch party at Irving Public Library. One of her best friends, a big reader and also the daughter of a YA librarian, was there with us as well. We were excited to learn more about this anthology, get copies signed, and to hear the authors share […]
February 22, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, James Dashner, Nicola Yoon, […]
December 28, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Stories by: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Nina LaCour, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is […]
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