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Here be dragons

I have often thought about writing a YA novel about growing up in Southwestern Ontario, where i grew up.

It is predominantly farmland, tucked in between Lake Huron, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. 271 more words

YA Literature


Let’s Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17, 2014 by praising and giving thanks for the wonderful work of The Abraham Lincoln Award and the Read for a Lifetime Reading Program committees. 512 more words


Yummy- The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

This graphic novel tells the true story of n 11-year-old boy and gang member in Chicago in 1994.

Was Robert “Yummy” Sandifer a victim or a cold-blooded killer? 101 more words

Here's the thing about my latest project

I started a new book this past weekend. I woke up at 6:45am, which wasn’t super fun for a Saturday, from a dream about a teenage girl who was to become the main character of my new book. 212 more words


Foundational YA Literature, Babysitter's Club Outfits, Abortion, Trusting Book Characters More Than People, And "I would stick a book in my pants to go to music class"

vanessa steck



do we want to talk about…i feel like we need a slightly narrower topic than “ya lit we read”

Terry Wright


Heeee. The second-choice name for our blog: “BUSY WITH YOU, BABY” or “GETTING BUSY WITH TERRY AND VANESSA” 4,239 more words

From Z to A: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

Dear Aly,

I feel like I appreciate all the privilege we receive in the 21st century more after having read A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller! 340 more words


I found Rules by Cynthia Lord to be very believable and very relatable even though I have never had a person with a disability involved in my daily life. 162 more words