The Classroom Bookshelf
January 12, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
A recommended resource to jump-start difficult conversations.
September 17, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
A hopeful, beautifully written, deeply affecting story of what we endure and overcome in the journey to become ourselves.
April 2, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
When queer, bigender Alexis/Aleks moves into a rectory with their aunt and uncle, they overhear a horrific confession that forces them to action.
February 28, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
Author Victoria Lee joins us to talk about sexual abuse, mental health, survivorship, and the importance of feeling seen.
September 26, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description A gorgeous and emotionally resonant debut novel about a half-Japanese teen who grapples with social anxiety and her narcissist mother in the wake of a crushing rejection from art school. Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a […]
September 1, 2016 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Ben Wireman is partially deaf and completely insecure. The only two things that make him feel normal are being a soccer goalie and hanging out with his best friend, Tyler Nuson. Tyler is the golden boy, worshiped by girls and guys alike, and he no longer seems interested in Ben. Without Tyler, Ben […]
March 15, 2016 by Amanda MacGregor
Today author Ami Allen-Vath shares her experiences with suicidal ideation, depression, hospitalization, and more. We continue to be so honored and proud to share these honest, vulnerable posts. Visit the #MHYALit hub to see all of the posts in this series. When I was in eleventh grade, I wrote a letter to my family and […]
August 10, 2015 by Amanda MacGregor
by Sarah Benwell (@SWritesBooks) A lot of people really dislike abuse/ sexual violence in YA, and moreso in LGBTQIA narratives. But I want to argue for its place. I have complex feelings about it. I think it needs to be done right. But I do think it needs to be done. I get it. I […]
August 3, 2015 by Amanda MacGregor
For the next two weeks, Teen Librarian Toolbox will be focusing on sexual violence in LGBTQIA+ young adult literature. This is part of our blog’s larger ongoing sexual violence in young adult literature (or SVYALit) project. We’re grateful to Vee Signorelli, admin and co-founder of GayYA, and Nita Tyndall, a moderator at GayYA. who have helped us brainstorm, organize, and facilitate this […]
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