January 12, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Here Lies Me is the first realistic fiction podcast about middle school, but the idea for the story began as a novel too "dark" for middle grade.
October 1, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
This important and well-written look at consent, guilt, blame, pressure, and obligation will inspire much needed conversations for middle grade readers and the adults in their lives.
September 24, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
In her forthcoming novel, MAYBE HE JUST LIKES YOU, Barbara Dee explores the serious and complicated issue of sexual harassment in middle school. She joins us to explain why and how she crafted this book, which she hopes will start important conversations.
February 12, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
As a librarian, I don’t often feel genuinely a part of kid or yalit. I’m not an author. I’m not a publisher. I’m not an agent or an editor. But I am someone who regularly talks about books and puts them into the hands of kids and teens. So these last few days, I have […]
October 24, 2017 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Over recent weeks, a wide variety of discussion has been happening about sexual violence, harassment, and assault. These are important conversations that have wide reaching implications. Make no mistake, these things are also happening in the lives of our teens. With the discussion there has been a lot of sharing online with the hashtag #MeToo. […]
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Good Comics for Kids
by Brigid Alverson
by Travis Jonker
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Erika Thulin Dawes
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