Three YA Anthologies Featuring Stories About Bullying and More

Featuring stories written by more than 35 of the biggest and best names in YA fiction, these three themed anthologies are an invaluable resource for the classroom and home library. While one collection focuses mainly on the effects of bullying on today’s teens, and another contains meditations on fate and the unknown, the third presents […]

Red Heart Tattoo – A Timely Read by Lurlene McDaniel

I don’t know what’s happening in your neck of the woods, but in mine every conversation seems to be about some aspect of the shooting at the midnight showing of the latest Batman flick in Aurora, Colorado. Questions are flying. What kind of lunatic could do a thing like this? Why aren’t there stricter gun-control […]

Tearjerker Alert: WONDER by R.J. Palacio Is a Must-Read!

What is it about books that feature characters who scratch and claw their way through life yet somehow manage to rise above adversity despite seemingly unbeatable odds? Why does reading their stories make me sob—yes, unabashedly sob—with a surprising amount of force and feeling? Why do I hear trumpets sound when even the smallest triumphs […]