Book Review: Soldier Song by Debbie Levy

Tweet In December of 1862 America was in the midst of fighting the Civil War. Union and Rebel troops squared against each other near Fredericksburg, Virginia, then hunkered down for the winter. The soldiers of both sides felt demoralized because … Continue reading

Book Review: Crazy-Stressed by Dr. Michael J. Bradley

Tweet If parents believe their teens face more stressors than the previous generation, Dr. Michael J. Bradley wants to let them know they are right. With the proliferation of social media, increased screen time, pressure to perform in school and … Continue reading

Book Review: From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle

Tweet When Calvin’s family moves from the city to the countryside, he’s stuck with no one to play with except his younger brother Sammy. Sammy sticks to Cal like glue, always bugging him to read a book or play a … Continue reading

Book Review: Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson

Tweet Ava’s new in town, a senior in high school, and the daughter of her high school’s football coach. Mark is the quarterback. There’s an instant connection when they meet. But their budding relationship is put off balance by a … Continue reading

Interview With Ellen Hopkins, Author of The You I’ve Never Known

Tweet Ellen Hopkins is the award-winning writer of several books for young adults, including Crank, Burned, Impulse, and Identical. Recently, I had the chance to sit down and talk with her about her latest book, The You I’ve Never Known, … Continue reading

Book Review: The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson

Tweet Abby and Riya have been best friends since before they can remember, but their relationship started to chill when Riya moved with her parents from their small California town to Germany. From a distance, it became difficult for them … Continue reading

Book Review: City of Grit and Gold by Maud Macrory Powell

Tweet Twelve-year-old Addie loves to run and feel the power in her growing legs, but she’s constantly cautioned to slow down, stay quiet, and do what her parents expect her to do. That’s difficult in Chicago during 1886, a time … Continue reading

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