Category Archives: Guest Posts

Awesome List of Female Graphic Novelists from YALSA

This list was published by YALSA this morning and I wanted to share it here. And again, there are several non-traditional stories here. We have a story set in Japan, a story about a tomboy, a story about a birthright … Continue reading

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Suicide & Mental Illness Theme Read at Resistance is Futile

I’m so glad to discover how many thoughtful, articulate people are engaging in discussion about this topic in the blogosphere right now. I re-posted Ann Jacobus‘ and Lyn Miller-Lachmann’s thoughts about national suicide prevention month. And now I’ve discovered someone … Continue reading

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Thoughts From Lyn Miller-Lachmann: Suicide Prevention: The Special Day Over, the Work Begins

Lyn Miller-Lachmann¬†(who I’ve talked about repeatedly, but most notably here and here) just posted a great article on her own blog about suicide prevention year round. I thought I’d include it below to add to our discussion. I especially like … Continue reading

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National Suicide Prevention Month: Thoughts from Ann Jacobus

Ann Jacobus posted on her blog about National Suicide Prevention Month. I’m reposting because there are a lot of important facts on thoughts here that directly relate to this month’s discussion. Thanks Ann! Also, stay tuned for an interview with … Continue reading

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Where are the People of Color in Children’s Books? by Walter Dean Myers

We’ve lost several of my heroes in the past year. Pete Seeger, Maya Angelou . . . and now Walter Dean Myers. These people spent their whole lives working to improve the lives of others through their words. I hope … Continue reading

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Revising Historical Friction by Laurel Snyder

This is a beautiful post by a writer who had a troubled relationship with her grandmother later in life. When her grandmother died, she still remembered being alone and abandoned as a child. So this writer wrote a novel examining … Continue reading

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Awesome Video about Sex

So quite awhile back I was doing research for a book about menstruation and sexuality for not-pink-wearing older teen girls. And I discovered that books about sex (and menstruation) tend to pretty much suck. Also in a lot of cases … Continue reading

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