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Here's To You, Parents!

It is early evening in late September. A mother and daughter sit at a table in a fast-casual restaurant. Country music is playing, but not the good (George Strait) kind.  534 more words

Birthdays and Living In the Moment

Listen to the Salutation of the Dawn:
Look to this day, for it is Life.
It is the very life of Life.
And in its brief course will lie… 688 more words


Diversity in YA — WANT Cover Reveal

Cindy Pon and I have been friends since we were both signed by Greenwillow, one after the other, only months apart. This is the cover reveal of her latest novel, WANT, coming soon form Simon Pulse. 358 more words


The problem of Susan: growing up?

A few months ago I blogged about “the problem of Susan” — a reference to C.S. Lewis’s book The Last Battle, the last of his series of Narnian stories. 433 more words


Carpe Diem!

My reading is going well! I’ve reintroduced the habit to my nighttime ritual, and I feel like I’m sleeping better as a result. I just started reading  374 more words

Lee & Low’s New Visions Award Expands; Manuscripts Due October 31 

First Book and the NEA Foundation are working with Lee & Low to introduce a new middle grade or young adult book by a never-before-published author of color, as part of the publisher’s existing… 581 more words


The Entry That Almost Wasn't

I don’t feel like writing an entry this week.

I’ve done pretty much everything but write this entry. I graded papers. I rearranged my desk. I watched everything on the DVR. 311 more words