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I met J.C. Lillis at the Wednesday yalit chat on twitter. Not only is she a great writer, she shares my love for TV Guide [i]and 80's reruns. I knew she would come up with great answers to my first Q/A, and she did. Now go buy her ebook after you read this! Since Brandon and Abel are so fan...
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I was lucky to do a Q and A with J.C. Lillis, this fantastic indie author I met on the Wednesday nights YAlitchat on twitter. After you read the Q/A, go buy her ebook on Amazon already.  http://dev.dextel.net/yam/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1645
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Although I wasn't able to attend the full conference on Literature, Media, and the Romance of Childhood: States of Innocence and the Business of Frightening our Children, I think towards the end of the first day, we had all become rather concerned about how desentisized young people have become...
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I read a book today. An entire book in one sitting. A young adult novel about a girl who is date raped and hides inside herself afraid to speak, afraid to face the truth, afraid she will be blamed. Her friends drop her. Her parents are frustrated with her. Her teachers all but give up on her.  I...
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You've probably heard the news by now. Bitch Magazine created a list of "100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader." Some people complained about the inclusion of some of the titles, the magazine removed those titles, then even more people got upset, and 418 comments later... Put it...
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Her name doesn't even appear on the cover, only a lime green girl in the style of a child's stick drawing, beneath a hastily scrawled yellow star against a brilliant blue background. This simple enigmatic cover drew me to the book, even before I knew the author and the title, named on the spine...
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Yesterday I started writing a story. I’m not sure yet if it will end up being a novel, a short story, or a few scenes. Just like some of my recipes when I start cooking - I don’t know how they will turn out, but that doesn’t keep me from cooking!  I was previewing young adult literature when an...
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Just discovered a lovely surprise at Rock 'N' Roll Soldier's Barnes & Noble webpage – a thumbs-up from VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates), the magazine for librarians and educators who work with teens. Here's how the review reads:This memoir from songwriter/performer Dean Kohler describes...
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Ray Wisniewski loves basketball. But at his high school, the white kids wrestle. It's the black kids who play b-ball. When Ray finally lands a hard-won place on the varsity basketball team, he's forced to examine the many and multi-faceted attitudes toward race that surround him – his white friends...
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        After I stopped writing for the GL project last month, people asked me “What are you going to do next?” I almost wanted to tell them “I’m going to Disneyland!” I didn’t because it sounded snarky, also I didn’t even have the money to go to Disneyland. However, it is time...