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Choosing Life: Review of How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

I just got to read an incredible book by an incredible author. I’ve been a fan of Sara Zarr‘s work since I reviewed her novel¬†Once Was Lost.¬†And I am going to have the amazing good fortune of getting to meet … Continue reading

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So, I turned 30 about a month ago and it’s made me start evaluating a bunch of things in order to move forward in my life in a better way. One of the main things I’ve been thinking about is … Continue reading

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I was Adam Lanza: a response to “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother”

The Huffington Post article “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” left out a crucial set of details. This mother would have us believe that her child is scary and terrifying and that it is just part of who he is. He … Continue reading

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Best Friends and Change

I just got back to VT after spending a week down south visiting family (and seeing my little sister in the roller derby!) and then over to New Hampshire for the weekend to see two of my dearest friends. And … Continue reading

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Something to Ponder: Review of Something Like Hope by Shawn Goodman

So, I received a book–that I’d requested–to review ages ago. And I took a very long time to read it, but still I didn’t review it. I’ve been thinking about this book for months now–generally a good sign, but I’m … Continue reading

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Life, Love, and Lesbian Literature

So, this has been a crazy past couple of weeks for me. I spent last week preparing to give a talk about graphic novels at the New England SCBWI conference, and as I was packing to go on thursday evening, … Continue reading

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Why bother writing for children? Who Cares?

So I promised last week to write about homeless youth, and I have not done so. I’m sorry. But two events this past week have left me heart-broken and seriously questioning why I bother doing this work. Why keep this … Continue reading

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