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YA Book Recommendation – The 57 Bus

Title: the 57 bus, a true story of two teenagers and the crime that changed their lives Author: Dashka Slater  Publisher: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 2017 Ages: 12-18 Themes: crime, burning, race, justice, gender, morality, identity, class, hate crime, white privilege, aspergers, lgbtqia+, agender, nonbinary, … Continue reading

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An A to Zed of the USA by a European Nomad

At the end of my thirteen amazing years in Nice before moving to the USA, and as a newbie to blogging, I wrote an A-Z about France. I have now been living in and around New York City for the … Continue reading

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Diversity – What does it mean for writers and young readers?

I’m thrilled to be back blogging after a stellar three-month summer hiatus. I completed the first draft to my contemporary YA, which is my MFA thesis. I attended a superb writer’s craft conference for the benefit of the non-profit Sierra … Continue reading

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