The Classroom Bookshelf
October 14, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
So, yeah, I wrote about grief again. Sam’s and mine. Maybe yours. And yet…Our Way Back to Always is absolutely that swoony, tropey love story I always hoped to write. Because life—even in the terrible years––can be really funny like that.
February 11, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
Tye is inspired by the young men I’ve taught over the years—the boys who stayed after school for the poetry slam class, always ready with a new verse to share, the boys who were too shy to approach their crush, and the boys who were proud to call themselves feminists.
April 7, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
Like Kyle in Goodbye from Nowhere, like everyone who wants to grow up, I have to press against the ways I wish people (and life, and stories) would just be who and what we want them to be instead of who and what they are.
January 22, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
Readers who like really complex relationships will love this book about best friends Sophie and Peter and what happens after Sophie donates a kidney to Peter. Life never really goes as planned, does it?
January 30, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time together as they try to get through their days at school. They watch videos, share earbuds as they play each other songs and exchange their stories. In the process they form a deep connection and an unexpected relationship begins to develop. In […]
September 19, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Fox Benwell delivers a harrowing and beautifully written novel that explores the relationship between two girls obsessed with music, the practice of corrective rape, and the risks and power of using your voice. Neo loves music, and all she ever wanted was a life sharing this passion, on the radio. When she meets […]
May 11, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description This young adult novel by Sheba Karim, author of Skunk Girl, is a funny and affecting coming-of-age story for fans of Jenny Han, Megan McCafferty, and Sara Farizan. Shabnam Qureshi is facing a summer of loneliness and boredom until she meets Jamie, who scores her a job at his aunt’s pie shack. Shabnam […]
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