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Why We Need NOUGHTS AND CROSSES and Its Upcoming Adaptation

With the first TV adaptation of NOUGHTS AND CROSSES coming up, this Rioter looks at how readers need it just as much today as when the series began.

Author Tom Mitchell Talks About His YA Debut HOW TO ROB A BANK

YA author Tom Mitchell on writing humor, his favorite adaptations, and how not every story needs to have a moral.

5 Reasons To Start a Podcast in Your High School Library

If you had told me this time last year that I’d be really into podcasting in the high school Library ...

15 Books Tweens & Teens Want You To Read Right Now

Working in a School Library with ages 11-19, I’m constantly putting YA novels in the hands of students. I want to find ...

Library Book Jar: Book Recommendations on the Go!

Having a Book Jar is not my original idea. I don’t know where I stole it from but I’m sure ...

Five Bookish Twitter Chats to Check Out

Finding Bookish Twitter Chats to satisfy your reading needs shouldn’t be laborious. There are some really great ones out there, ...

High School Debate: Are Teens Accurately Represented in YA Literature?

Hosting a high school library debate on whether or not YA literature accurately reflects the lives of teens was a great way to generate discussion.

8 Awkward Questions for SUPER AWKWARD author Beth Garrod

An interview with Beth Garrod, author of Super Awkward and the recently published Truly Madly Awkward, books about surviving teen life.

Using Postcards to Recommend Your Favourite Books

Guerrilla book promotion, courtesy of postcards.

15 YA Books that Reflect Black Sabbath’s Hits

YA books that are perfect reads for Black Sabbath's greatest hits.

8 Click-Bait Headlines For Children’s and Teen Books

What's inside will shock you!

Discussions About Diversity

Welcome to the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly show that answers your questions about life, love, and literature! My special guest co-host this week is the wonderful Varian Johnson. Varian and I answer two listener-submitted questions and discuss the complicated but extremely important topic of diversity in literature and publishing. Don't miss it!

30 Diverse YA Titles To Get On Your Radar

This post is sponsored by I Read YA. Throughout the month of May, Scholastic’s This is Teen community is sharing ...

15 Sweet Kid Lit-Inspired Cakes

What happens when you cross your favorite kid lit title with a little food creativity? You get some really rocking ...

Love and Libations: 7 YA Books and Beverages for a Romantic Night of Reading

Are you planning a quieter Valentine’s Day of curling up with a book and a drink? I thought it could ...