Good Comics for Kids
August 4, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
I can't say enough great things about this book. A fantastic read about a cool kid doing her best to figure out middle school and the many issues that come with growing up.
April 7, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
TLTers Ally and Amanda shower love on Santat's new memoir and recall travel from their younger years.
October 25, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Everyone knows you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover. But everyone does it. Especially in middle school. When I was in middle school I was obsessed with my proverbial cover.
September 26, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
While I loved watching her play football and follow her interest despite the judgmental and at times unwelcoming atmosphere, I really loved watching her become herself. A truly fantastic look at navigating the complexities of growing up.
August 3, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
During the middle school years, kids are in different phases of development, navigating puberty, exploring their identities, and transitioning from childhood into young adulthood. To say a lot is going on would be an understatement.
May 23, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
So, why did I—an introverted indoor kid—write a story about a tween joining so many clubs? Because, much like Maggie, I was once determined to define myself.
February 18, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Change can be cathartic! Change can be the thing that makes you grow! We wanted to create a tale that says you don’t have to choose a best friend. A story that says everyone deals with self-doubt sometimes. A story that says there’s always some gray and no real good guys and bad guys—everyone is flawed and that’s okay.
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.
February 18, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
A beautifully written novel in verse with an empowering message about identity and belonging.
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