Tag Archives: YA

Traffick – Diversity Reading Challenge, 2015

Title: Traffick (sequel to TRICKS) Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books, November, 2015 Themes: sex trafficking of minors, tricks, homosexuality, homophobia, transphobia, family relationships, romantic relationships, abuse, Las Vegas Genre: Contemporary YA Ages: 14+ Opening: A Poem By Cody Bennet Can’t Find … Continue reading

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Linda Boyden – Illustrator Interview

Linda Boyden was the second (and since there have been many more) person that I had gotten to know in the online kid lit community who invited me to stay before meeting me. It was in October of 2012 and … Continue reading

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Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – 2015 Diversity Reading Challenge

Title: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda Written by: Becky Albertalli Published by: Balzar & Bray, April, 2015 Themes/Topics: Coming out, homosexuality, blackmail, change, friendships Suitable for ages: 12-18 Opening: It’s a weirdly subtle conversation. I almost don’t notice I’m being blackmailed.     … Continue reading

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