May 26, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
It was important to me that as Ruby and Guy came up against terrible forces—corruption, violence, exploitation—they still never lose their sense of hope.
October 12, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
How the Dark Night of the Soul went on for over a year and brought challenges, revelations, and setbacks while writing.
February 13, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
If we’re going to keep writing white protagonists, we need white protagonists to reckon with race — not as something they aren’t, but as something they are.
February 4, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
Catherine LInka joins us to talk about her new book, chipping away at the stigma of homelessness, and reconsidering the words we use to talk about people experiencing homelessness.
September 26, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
The author of THE SPEED OF FALLING OBJECTS joins us to talk about doubt, self-perception, and the valuing in sharing your own struggles.
June 18, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
YA author Amber Smith talks about the constantly twisting road that led her to being out, happy, loved, and incredibly proud of the life she's created.
October 20, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Teen Librarian Toolbox is excited to be partnering with Marie Marquardt for her #ReadForChange project. Hop on over to this post to learn more about the initiative. Today, she and Elana K. Arnold join us for a conversation about fairy tales, rage, feminism, and Arnold’s 2018 book Damsel. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is […]
October 2, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
On the evening of April 4, 1968 Senator Robert Kennedy stood on the back of a truck, in a black neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana. But instead of telling people why they should vote for him for president, he had to announce that Martin Luther King, Jr. had been killed in Memphis, Tennessee. Riots had […]
August 28, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Teen Librarian Toolbox is excited to be partnering with Marie Marquardt for her #ReadForChange project. Hop on over to this post to learn more about the initiative. Today, she and Brendan Kiely join us for a conversation about power, feminism, toxic masculinity, taking action, and Brendan’s powerful 2018 book, Tradition. Please see the end of this post to enter to […]
February 28, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Growing up, my parents struggled financially, and for years we lived on the brink of homelessness. My parents couldn’t afford childcare, so on Saturdays my mother dropped my six-year-old brother and me off at the steps of our rural public library where the doors opened at 9:00 am, and we were greeted as patrons. At […]
by Colby Sharp
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Good Comics for Kids
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
Enter your email address below to receive notifications of new blog posts by email.