Back to School: Books for Reluctant Readers

The new school year has started and although 2020-2021 will be unlike any school year we ever encountered, that does not mean we are not facing the similar learning issues. And a recurring one is getting children and teens to read.

Over the years, children and teens are reading less and less. Most blame television and/or the increase amount of technology use to cause children and teen to read less, however, there might be other factors in play. Some students may feel that the text that reading is too complicated for them and the book size may be intimidating to them. There are some books out there that are useful in helping younger readers find the right book for them and discover the true joys of reading, without any pressure:

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Summer Reads for an “Indoor” Summer: Teen/YA

For the month of August, I’ll be listing great summer reads, in different genres, that will give you a headstart on your summer adventure. So sit back in your lounge chair and getting ready to start your tantalizing journey!

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Best Books of 2020: So Far…

It’s only July? I know most of us wish that 2020 would just end already, but alas that is not the case. We have about 6 months left in the year and as much as I would love to have my life to return to some form of normality, I am using this unusual gift of time to read new 2020 titles and also books that have been on TBR shelf for awhile.

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Read with PRIDE: LGBTQ Reads for 2020

Pride Month may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean that we stop reading with PRIDE. We need LGBTQ reads now more than ever, at a time where we need to hear diverse stories and have the chance to step in other people’s shoes. So take up the chance and read across the rainbow (even if it’s past June 30) and discover the colorful and vibrant stories the following amazing authors have to tell!

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Quote of the Day – June 1, 2020

“You are a full human being. It’s never as simple as being half and half.”
― Dean Atta, The Black Flamingo

#YA10 Panels: 2020 Shortlist

Leading up to the announcement of the winner of the 2020 YA Book Prize, the YA Book Prize is hosting author talks with the shortlist authors which you can find below:

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Book Review: The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 360 pages

Published: August 8, 2019 (US: May 26, 2020)

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books (US: Balzer + Bray)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Poetry, LGBT

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Books to Read This Month: May Edition

If you are like me, you are making great headway in your reading challenge for the year. This lockdown may have most us stressful and anxious and reading is the last thing you can think of doing. But reading books can not only relax you but give you the necessary time away from all of this. So if you are looking for that perfect “escape” read, try out these amazing May new releases:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: April 24

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: April 15

Welcome to What I’veBeen Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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