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YA: The Dark Place of Children's Lit

By Almitra Clay

“So what is your novel about?”

This is the point where I go from smiling to my deer-in-the-headlights grimace. See, I’m not much of a talker to begin with. 1,137 more words

Children's Books

I'm a reader

As I am sure you have realized by now, I’m a reader.


I post book reviews. Obviously, I’m a reader.

However, at the Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) 2015 Summer Conference I had the absolute honor of hearing Donalyn Miller speak. 567 more words


Great Hipster Books (You Probably Haven't Heard of Them)

When most people think of young adult novels, a lot of the same titles come to mind: TwilightThe Hunger GamesDivergent, and other titles.   130 more words

School Media Specialist

Booklist: YA Thrillers!

As the school year winds down and we start thinking of our summer plans, we often include a list of books to read.  Kelly Dickinson’s booklist… 127 more words

School Media Specialist

Where they found her...

I admit it. I am guilty. I sometimes choose books by their covers. Or their titles. And I readily admit that It was for both the cover and the title that I chose to read… 252 more words


"With friends like these, who needs enemies?"

You know the old saying “With friends like these, who needs enemies?” That is a somewhat recurring theme in Margaux Froley’s novel Escape Theory. 487 more words