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Review Wednesday: Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

There are a lot of amazing graphic novels that I would love to talk about but Skim, like The March, really makes you feel the experience of someone-probably-not-you. It builds empathy in readers for a novel situation, which is what I’ve been … Continue reading

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Superheroes are Real!: An Interview with Lyn Miller-Lachmann

A few weeks ago, I got to review Rogue by the wonderful and talented Lyn Miller-Lachmann. But Lyn doesn’t just write fabulous books that deal with diversity and kids facing adversity. She, herself, has a great deal of lived experience dealing with … Continue reading

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I went and saw The Perks of Being a Wallflower last night. I’d read the novel by Stephen Chbosky a few years ago. He, incidentally, wrote the screenplay and directed the film, as well. I just want to put in … Continue reading

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“It’s OK to Be Neither” by Melissa Bollow Temple

My Unitarian Universalist Church is trying to earn the monicker of “Welcoming Congregation” which means that we would officially be welcoming to LGBTQ folks. As part of the process, several of us are taking a class about queer issues. Last … Continue reading

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Interview with Nancy Garden

I had the wonderful good fortune to meet Nancy Garden at the New England Regional SCBWI conference in May. Her groundbreaking book Anne On My Mind, published in 1982–the year I was born–was the first book for teens that actually showed … Continue reading

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