June 1, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
In fiction, the NLOGG is an aspiration. In reality, she’s the mentality that unnecessarily pits girls against each other.
October 12, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
A smart story about control, rebellion, story itself, and the fearsome power of girls allowed to be themselves. A great book for girls who can't follow the rules and, better yet, don't want to.
September 2, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
Girl protagonists have a right to take the drags of whatever awful situation they’ve found themselves in and try to piece together a solution to reach their goals, even if that solution makes some people give them the side eye.
July 29, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
I think for most teens, romantic relationships aren’t the defining relationships of their teen years—friendships are. And friendships can be so much more complex and intense when we place them inside the pressure cooker of a competitive and grueling sport.
October 15, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
This is one of those great books that manages to be both devastatingly sad and hopeful. Mia is a fierce character who works hard to keep her walls built up around her, but experiences real, believable growth over the course of the story.
October 1, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
Using stand-up comedy, which is a big fear for a lot of people, seemed like a good way to explore my main character’s bravery, not in a dystopian-hero-saving-the-world kind of way, but in more of a relatable way
April 26, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description From the author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World and The List comes a bold and sweet summer read about first love, feminism, and ice cream. Summer in Sand Lake isn’t complete without a trip to Meade Creamery—the local ice cream stand founded in 1944 by Molly Meade who started making ice cream to […]
April 11, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Introduction In the introduction to Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World, Kelly Jensen writes, “What unites feminists is the belief that every person–regardless of gender, class, education, race, sexuality, or ability–deserves equality.” This intersection between multiple social justice movements characterizes what we call Third Wave feminism, a term coined in the 1990s, and […]
March 30, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Jessie Vale dances in an elite ballet program. She has to be perfect to land a spot with the professional company. When Jessie is cast in an animalistic avant-garde production, her careful composure cracks wide open. Nothing has felt more dangerous. Meanwhile, her friend Dawn McCormick’s world is full of holes. She wakes […]
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