September 1, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Much like how my main character, Harris, doesn’t want his wheelchair to be the first thing people notice about him, as the author, I don’t want disability to be the only takeaway from my book.
May 5, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
When I finally found my way to writing a novel about growing up as an immigrant with hip dysplasia, it was this wholeness—not parts of me segmented into boxes—that guided me. I wrote Breathe and Count Back from Ten because the only way I can imagine creating books in a world that draws boundaries around my identity is to write myself beyond them.
February 25, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
When we let children be more than just the sum of their parts, that's when we'll truly see the magic in our world.
August 5, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
It wasn't until an industry review called the inclusion of a dyslexic princess "welcome, if not unprecedented" that I realized my main character Jiara might be unique in publishing.
February 27, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
More 6 million American children, ages 2–17, have an ADHD diagnosis. Here are some books and other resources to help better serve these kids in our schools and libraries.
January 18, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Before I Let Go tells the story of two girls in the arctic heart of Alaska. Two girls who were best friends, who were discovering who they could be, who were each other’s center of gravity. It tells of grief and ice, of mystery and mental illness. And it was, at least in part, born […]
February 7, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
As part of our 2017 Social Justice in Young Adult Literature project, we will be posting reading lists on various social justice-related subjects. Guest blogger Natalie Korsavidis pulled together this one on disabilities. We will mainly be focusing on books published after 2000. We encourage you to add any other titles you can think of in […]
January 5, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description In his debut novel, YouTube personality and author of We Should Hang Out Sometime Josh Sundquist explores the nature of love, trust, and romantic attraction. On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow […]
June 28, 2016 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad, and a mama who’s not exactly sober most of the time. Everyone in town knows the Dickinsons are a bad lot, but Bo doesn’t care what anyone thinks. Agnes Atwood has never gone on a date, never even stayed out past […]
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