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Missed the July 2015 Chat?

We discussed “The New Normal” in YA Lit on 8/5 and not only were some interesting titles named to put on your TBR list, but we also tackled some insights on why literature helps teens embrace their uniqueness, navigate self-identity, and teach empathy. 48 more words


At Sparks London

The Spark is a completely free festival of ideas, discussion, art, performance and more looking at how we can bring about positive change here in the UK and around the world 20 – 26 July 2015. 333 more words

Sisters Of Frida

#SummerofYA Book Review: Saint Anything by @SarahDessen

 There’s no question why Sarah Dessen is called the Queen of YA. If you read any of her books, it’s clear that she’s a master at crafting a story with relevant plots, engaging dialogue, and characters that seem to have been plucked from real life. 416 more words


Is This Normal?

When you type “normal” into a google search, many “inspirational” type quotes come up and others still about how “normal is boring” or “normal is for people without courage” and other self-soothing mantras for the “weird.” 932 more words

Black Sheep

#SummerofYA Review: Finding Audrey

Finding Audrey is an important book in the discussion of “The New Normal.” I knew this book was about mental illness before I started it, but I didn’t realize how honest it would ring true. 318 more words