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Why Aren’t Missing Black and Brown Children a National Priority?

Author Guest Posts, Real Talk

by Tiffany D. Jackson When I was in elementary school, it was rumored that a young Puerto Rican girl was snatched in front of a nearby school, thrown into a green van, and vanished. Precautions were taken, everyone told to … Read More

Love the Bod You’re In: 9 Body Positive Books Recommended by Julie Murphy

Author Guest Posts, Lists!

Today, we’re taking a moment to celebrate some awesome books that remind us you don’t have to be a certain size or shape to be the hero, win the battle, or get the love interest of your dreams. That’s right, … Read More

We’re All In This Together: Arden Rose on Marching for Your Rights

Author Guest Posts

by Arden Rose   Let’s go back to the magical year of 2015. Life used to feel so manageable, didn’t it? a time in which Trump wasn’t president, Russia wasn’t actively turning the US into a war zone of fake … Read More

8 Gorgeous Quotes that Inspired Calling My Name

Author Guest Posts, Now Quoting

The Quotes of Calling My Name by Liara Tamani At its heart, CALLING MY NAME is a story about a young girl named Taja finding herself and claiming her power. Each section of the novel is introduced with a quote from a … Read More

Zac Brewer: You Are Not Alone

Author Guest Posts, Mental Health Matters

As part of our Mental Health Matters ongoing blog series, we invited Zac Brewer to talk about what connects him to his new book, MADNESS. MADNESS, the newest novel from author Zac Brewer, is an emotional and honest novel about a girl … Read More

Sam J. Miller: Every Handsome Boy Made Me Sick To My Stomach

Author Guest Posts, Mental Health Matters

  Self-esteem isn’t a gendered issue, and that’s only one of the reasons we love THE ART OF STARVING, the powerhouse YA debut from Sam J. Miller. In the pages of this book, we meet Matt, a gay teen boy who struggles with … Read More

Editor’s Pick: How To Write Dynamic Secondary Characters

Author Guest Posts

Hey aspiring writers! It’s time for another Editor’s Pick. We’re asking editors to break down the mechanics of what makes the writing in some of our favorite books so amazing, and give tips on how you can apply it to … Read More

This YA Author Is Shutting Down Slut-Shaming Trolls Everywhere

Author Guest Posts, Real Talk

In JUST A GIRL, Carrie Mesrobian is setting fire to the unfair stereotypes and the societal constraints placed on teenage girls. Her main character, Rianne, is stuck with an “easy girl” reputation for doing the same exact things guys do … Read More

Real Talk: Black Lives Matter

Author Guest Posts, Real Talk

Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give explores themes of police brutality, family, community, and what it means to be black in America. Below you’ll learn what inspired bad-ass author Angie Thomas to write such a gripping novel inspired by the … Read More

10 #Famous Memes Reimagined as YA Novels

Author Guest Posts, Lists!, Pop Culture

What if your favorite Internet memes came to life….as YA novels? How great/terrible/WTF would that be? Before we get to the memes, we should probably give you a quick overview of why we are even putting up this blog post … Read More

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