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Sunday Salon – Review of “The Rock and The River” by Kekla Magoon

In this absorbing coming of age story, you will learn along the way something about why this country has had a vested interest in deifying the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and in vilifying the reputation of his activist … Continue reading

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2nd Annual NerdsHeart YA Tournament Review Competition: Medina Hill by Trilby Kent vs Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli

For the Second Annual Nerds Heart YA Tournament for Underrepresented Young Adult Literature, I was assigned two books to evaluate and asked to select a favorite between the two. Thus I will present short reviews of each book, compare them, … Continue reading

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Interview with Pamela Ehrenberg, Author of Tillmon County Fire

I am very happy to present an interview with Pamela Ehrenberg, who is the author of Tillmon County Fire. I can’t tell you how much fun it has been getting to know Pam in preparation for this interview. I hope … Continue reading

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Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Author of Gringolandia, on “Categories and Boxes: YA, Adult, and the New Crossover”

I have the privilege to provide a guest post for you today by Lyn Miller-Lachman, whose wonderful book, Gringolandia, I reviewed previously. Ms. Miller-Lachman addresses today the question that has so many of us stymied: what makes a book “Young … Continue reading

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Review of “Gringolandia” by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

This is a terrific YA novel that is set against the backdrop of the Pinochet dictatorship that ruled from 1973 until 1990 in Chile. The story begins in 1980 in Santiago, when 11-year-old Daniel witnesses his father Marcelo’s beating and … Continue reading

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