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20 Poems on 64 Pages Examine Women’s Emotional, Sexual & Psychological Journeys

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, was created in 1974, and though some lines and images feel stuck in that disco-era reality, the emotional core of the work is timeless. They are reflections on

20 Poems on 64 Pages Examine Women’s Emotional, Sexual & Psychological Journeys

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, was created in 1974, and though some lines and images feel stuck in that disco-era reality, the emotional core of the work is timeless. They are reflections on

Jason Reynold’s “For Everyone” is a Poem, a Nod, a Nothing to Lose

The beautiful, slim new volume by Jason Reynolds is all things and nothing. He explains in the preface that parts of the piece began when he was a young man and he didn’t know exactly what he was writing, he

Jason Reynold’s “For Everyone” is a Poem, a Nod, a Nothing to Lose

The beautiful, slim new volume by Jason Reynolds is all things and nothing. He explains in the preface that parts of the piece began when he was a young man and he didn’t know exactly what he was writing, he

3 New Picture Books Teach Courage, Independent Spirit, and Gratitude

This is It is written and illustrated by Daria Peoples-Riley and is about a little girl who is scared to audition for a dance studio, but gives herself a pep talk and conquers her fears. It has simple but memorable

3 New Picture Books Teach Courage, Independent Spirit, and Gratitude

This is It is written and illustrated by Daria Peoples-Riley and is about a little girl who is scared to audition for a dance studio, but gives herself a pep talk and conquers her fears. It has simple but memorable

“The Sun is Also a Star” Begs for a Second Read

Nicola Yoon begins her young adult novel, The Sun is Also a Star with an explanation of Carl Sagan’s theory that to create an apple pie, you must first invent the universe. Science and math play a consistent role in

“The Sun is Also a Star” Begs for a Second Read

Nicola Yoon begins her young adult novel, The Sun is Also a Star with an explanation of Carl Sagan’s theory that to create an apple pie, you must first invent the universe. Science and math play a consistent role in

“Love, Simon” is the Love Story Everyone Deserves

With a strong cast, great story, smart soundtrack and touching relationships Love, Simon successfully tells a gay love story for teens that will appeal to a mass audience. Simon (Nick Robinson), is a regular kid with a regular family and regular

“Love, Simon” is the Love Story Everyone Deserves

With a strong cast, great story, smart soundtrack and touching relationships Love, Simon successfully tells a gay love story for teens that will appeal to a mass audience. Simon (Nick Robinson), is a regular kid with a regular family and regular

“Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World” Brings Dozens of Pioneers, Bad Asses and Leaders to Life

From the moment you see the candy-colored cover with bold lettering and design, you know that Brazen by Pénélope Bagieu is something special. Pick it up and you’ll feel an appealing texture and see the appealing glossy spots that highlight

“Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World” Brings Dozens of Pioneers, Bad Asses and Leaders to Life

From the moment you see the candy-colored cover with bold lettering and design, you know that Brazen by Pénélope Bagieu is something special. Pick it up and you’ll feel an appealing texture and see the appealing glossy spots that highlight

“Cucumber Quest 2: The Ripple Kingdom” is a Bright and Bubbly Adventure with Spunk and Charm

The Ripple Kingdom is the second book in a series of graphic novels about the reluctant hero Cucumber and his fumbled attempts to rescue his father. He is aided by the frenetic, forgetful and charming Princess Nautilus and a bevy

“Cucumber Quest 2: The Ripple Kingdom” is a Bright and Bubbly Adventure with Spunk and Charm

The Ripple Kingdom is the second book in a series of graphic novels about the reluctant hero Cucumber and his fumbled attempts to rescue his father. He is aided by the frenetic, forgetful and charming Princess Nautilus and a bevy