August 29, 2015

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Rainbow Boxes of LGBTQIA Books!

Inspired by the We Need Diverse Books campaign, authors Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta have embarked on a project called Rainbow Boxes. Each package contains 15 carefully selected LGBTQIA books, and the goal is for a Rainbow Box to be sent to a community library and a GSA or LGBTQIA homeless shelter in every state in the U.S. "We want these books to reach teenagers who need to see themselves in stories," say the founders. "We also want to push back against the notion that these … [Read more...]

Read It: The Best YA of August

There are so many books that we are psyched about in August that I don't want to use too many words in this intro. I'm getting right to it. Here are six novels we think you'll love this month: ♥ Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly. They had me at "Sherlock meets Veronica Mars" and the two main characters sound like they'll have the kind of chemistry we cannot resist. ♥ Not After Everything by Michelle Levy. When smart, athletic, popular Tyler's mom commits suicide, … [Read more...]

A Classic Journal: Burn After Writing

burn after writing

We love sharing on social media — let's all admit that the likes and re-tweets and hearts are kind of a thrill. But it can get a little overwhelming. Sometimes you just want to retreat to your room, close the door and ponder your life in private. That's where Sharon Jones's new book, Burn After Writing, comes in. Through prompts and blank spaces, this is a journal that invites you to share everything from your biggest shames to your wildest dreams. The questions are whimsical, deep, … [Read more...]